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Table 1 Patients with open tibial fractures in Sweden during 1998-2010

From: Lower extremity soft tissue reconstruction and amputation rates in patients with open tibial fractures in Sweden during 1998–2010

  All patients Males Females
  n % n % n %
  3,777 100 2,537 67 1,240 33
Localization    
 Proximal 540 14 329 61 211 39
 Shaft 2,277 60 1,593 70 684 30
 Distal 960 26 615 64 345 36
Mechanism of injury    
 Fall on same level 791 21 359 45 432 65
 Fall from height 414 11 304 73 109 27
 Fall unspecified 229 6 138 60 91 40
 Motor vehicle accident 1,631 43 1,191 73 440 27
 Miscellaneous 712 19 544 76 168 24
Fixation method       
 Intramedullary nail 1,212 32 850 70 362 30
 Plate 325 9 188 58 137 42
 Closed reduction, cast 145 4 78 54 67 46
 External fixation 294 8 212 72 82 28
 Combination external fixation and other methods 815 22 592 73 223 27
 Miscellaneous 986 26 615 62 371 38