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Table 1 Epidemiologic data

From: Multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with complex extremity defects: a retrospective analysis of treatment recommendations and prognostic factors for non-implementation

Variables Patients n = 51
Age, M (SD), years 53.9 ± 17.2
Gender, male, N (%) 41 (80.4%)
ASA physical health status, M (SD) 2.2 ± 0.8
Smoking history, N (%) 10 (19.6%)
Hypertension, N (%) 22 (43.1%)
Diabetes mellitus, N (%) 12 (23.5%)
Defect localization  
 Upper extremity, N (%) 6 (11.8%)
 Lower extremity, N (%) 45 (88.2%)
Extent of defect  
 Isolated bone, N (%) 8 (4%)
 Isolated soft tissue, N (%) 22 (11%)
 Combined bone and soft tissue, N (%) 36 (70.6%)
Classification of bone defects  
 Large segmental bone defects (defect size > 2 cm), N (%) 11 (21.6%)
 Complex multi-fragmented fractures, N (%) 11 (21.6%)
 Osteomyelitis, N (%) 11 (21.6%)
 Periprosthetic joint infection, N (%) 3 (5.9%)
Defect cause  
 Peripheral vascular disease, N (%) 4 (7.8%)
 Tumors, N (%) 2 (3.9%)
 Infection, N (%) 16 (31.4%)
 Acute trauma, N (%) 29 (56.9%)
Previous vascular surgery, N (%) 14 (27.5%)
Pathologic vascular status at MDT meeting, N (%) 9 (17.6%)
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation