TableĀ 3

Comparison of deep and superficial infection rates between late and immediate intramedullary nailing for open fractures of the tibial shaft

GA grade INo. of infectionsGA grade IINo. of infectionsGA grade IIIAType of infectionTotal
L101172102 (20%)3 (30%)5 (50%)
I120190171 (6.9%)01 (6.9%)
p Value0.*0.008*
  • p: late versus immediate.

  • *Statistically significant.

  • GA, Gustilo-Anderson; I, immediate intramedullary nailing; L, late intramedullary nailing; no., number.