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Table 1 Patients demographics data

From: Open reduction and internal fixation using multiple nonabsorbable suture materials in acute patella fracture: comparison of clinical and radiological outcome with tension band wiring

  Group 1 (n = 30) Group 2 (n = 30) p-Value
Average age (years) [range] 54.2 ± 10.6 [33–73] 53.8 ± 11.6 [36–69] 0.724
Sex (no. of patients)
 Male/female 11/19 10/20 0.787
Mean follow-up period (months) 17.3 ± 4.5 16.7 ± 4.0 0.268
Average operation time (min) 47.6 ± 7.5 45.6 ± 8.4 0.264
Dominant/nondominant side (no. of patients) 20/10 16/14 0.430
Mean BMD T-score −1.9 ± 0.4 −1.8 ± 0.5 0.868
Subtype (no. of patients) 0.837
 Transverse + comminuted 10 12  
 Transverse 16 15  
 Comminuted 4 3  
  1. BMD bone mineral density
  2. *p < 0.05 using an independent-sample Student’s t-test and χ2 test