Table 3

Summary of 6 week postoperative radiograph review and reported complications reported up to 4 months

Nail
(n=11)
Plate
(n=12)
Six week radiographic assessment: n (%)
 Loss of fixation1 (9.1)1 (8.3)
 Varus/valgus >5o 10 (90.9)5 (41.7)
 Recurvatum >10o 1 (9.1)0 (0)
 Procurvatum >10o 1 (9.1)0 (0)
 Shortening >1 cm2 (18.2)0 (0)
Postoperative complications: n (%)NailPlate
 Wound infection0 (0)0 (0)
 Venous thromboembolism0 (0)0 (0)
 Pneumonia1 (9.1)0 (0)
 Urinary tract infection1 (9.1)0 (0)
 Cerebrovascular accident0 (0)0 (0)
 Myocardial infarction1 (9.1)0 (0)
 Blood transfusion2 (18.2)2 (16.7)
 Malunion0 (0)0 (0)
 Failure of fixation0 (0)1 (8.3)