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Table 2 Intraoperative outcomes of patients among the anterior group, the posterior group, and the medial group

From: A comparative study on the validity and reliability of anterior, medial, and posterior approaches for internal fixation in the repair of fractures of the coronoid process of the ulna

Subjects The anterior group (n = 73) The medial group (n = 32) The posterior group (n = 42) p* p # p &
Incision length (cm) 7.4 ± 1.2 7.8 ± 2.0 7.1 ± 2.1 0.207 0.331 0.151
Operative time (min) 64.0 ± 7.6 73.7 ± 7.3 62.9 ± 7.4 < 0.001 0.452 < 0.001
Perioperative blood loss (mL) 147.1 ± 42.7 171.3 ± 34.6 135.8 ± 44.7 < 0.001 0.182 < 0.001
Postoperative drainage volume (mL) 91.7 ± 7.6 156.3 ± 17.6 94.7 ± 11.4 < 0.001 0.093 < 0.001
  1. n number
  2. * Comparison between the medial approach and anterior median approach groups; # comparison between the posterior approach and former median approach groups; & comparison between the posterior approach and medial approach groups