Table 1

Characteristics of patients who received late and immediate intramedullary nailing for open fractures of the tibial shaft

No. of casesMen/WomenAge (years)GA grade (I/II/IIIA)AO type (A/B/C)Follow-up period (months)
L3733/441.8 (18–79)10/17/1012/17/815.0 (6–39)
I4844/442.0 (18–71)12/19/1714/24/1018.3 (8–36)
Total8577/822/36/2726/41/18
  • GA, Gustilo-Anderson; I, immediate intramedullary nailing; L, late intramedullary nailing; no., number.