Table 1

Baseline variables and treatment details

NailPlate
(n=11)(n=12)
Baseline variables
Age (years); mean (SD; n)70.1 (13.6; 10)78.7 (14.9; 11)
Grip strength (kg); mean (SD; n)16.8 (4.6; 4)18.7 (1.2; 3)
Rockwood frailty score (1 to 9); mean (SD; n)3.7 (2.2; 10)4.5 (2.1; 12)
Pre-Op AMTS
 <7; n (%)3 (27.3)1 (8.3)
 7+; n (%)4 (36.4)7 (58.3)
Post-Op AMTS
 <7; n (%)0 (0.0)1 (8.3)
 7+; n (%)2 (18.2)3 (25.0)
Gender
 Female; n (%)7 (63.6)9 (75)
 Male; n (%)4 (36.4)3 (25)
Ethnicity
 Indian; n (%)1 (9.1)0 (0)
 White; n (%)9 (81.8)11 (91.7)
Diabetes
 No; n (%)5 (45.5)9 (75)
 Yes; n (%)5 (45.5)2 (16.7)
Regular smoker
 No; n (%)9 (81.8)10 (83.3)
 Yes; n (%)1 (9.1)1 (8.3)
Living arrangement
 Care home; n (%)1 (9.1)1 (8.3)
 Live alone; n (%)3 (27.3)4 (33.3)
 Live with relatives; n (%)1 (9.1)1 (8.3)
 Live with wife/husband/partner; n (%)5 (45.5)5 (41.7)
Treatment details
Time from admission to surgery (days); median (IQR)2 (1 to 3)2 (1 to 3)
Mechanism of injury
 Fall from<2 m (%)11 (100%)12 (100%)
Fracture classification*
 A1; n (%)7 (63.6)5 (41.7)
 A2; n (%)3 (27.3)2 (16.7)
 A3; n (%)0 (0)1 (8.3)
 B1; n (%)0 (0)1 (8.3)
 C2; n (%)1 (9.1)1 (8.3)
 C3; n (%)0 (0)2 (16.7)
Periprosthetic fracture
 No; n (%)8 (72.7)9 (75)
 Yes; n (%)3 (27.3)3 (25)
ASA Grade
 One or two; n (%)3 (27.3)4 (33.3)
 Three or four; n (%)8 (72.8)6 (50)
Method fixation
 Nail; n (%)10 (90.9)1 (8.3)
 Plate; n (%)0 (0)11 (91.7)
 Other; n (%)1 (9.1)0 (0)
Grade operating surgeon
 Consultant; n (%)7 (63.6)8 (66.7)
 SAS; n (%)1 (9.1)1 (8.3)
 ST3+; n (%)3 (27.3)3 (25)
  • Where totals do not sum to column totals then it indicates that there were missing data.

  • Reported percentages are based on the full population.

  • *AO/OTA classification of peri-articular fractures.