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Effectiveness of PWB in surgically treated trauma patients with peri- and intra-articular fractures of the lower extremities 89 fracture, number of surgical interventions during primary admission or in-hospital length of stay were found between the groups. Characteristics of patients in the PWB and RWB groups are summarized in Table 7.1. Figure 7.1 CONSORT Flowchart of study patients. Table 7.1 Baseline characteristics and in-hospital outcome of the PWB and RWB groups. PWB (N=53) RWB (N=53) Total (N=106) p Female, N 27 (50.9%) 27 (50.9%) 54 (50.9%) 1.00 Median age (IQR), years 55.0 (38.5-65.0) 60.0 (47.0-67.0) 58.0 (43.5-66.3) 0.27 ASA, N I, II > II 49 (92.5%) 4 (7.5%) 44 (83.0%) 9 (17%) 93 (87.7%) 13 (12.3%) 0.14 Median Charlson score (IQR) 1 (0-3) 2 (1-3) 2 (0-3) 0.03 Fracture type, N: - Pelvic - Acetabular - Tibial plateau - Pilon - Calcaneal 7 (13.2%) 5 (9.4%) 16 (30.2%) 17 (32.1%) 8 (15.1%) 1 (1..9%) 3 (5.7%) 28 (52.8%) 12 (22.6%) 9 (17.0%) 8 (7.5%) 8 (7.5%) 44 (41.5%) 29 (27.4%) 17 (16%) 0.18 In-hospital outcome: Two or more procedures (%) Median length of stay (IQR), in days 9 (17.0) 7.0 (2.0-15.5 8 (15.1) 5.0 (2.0-11.5) 17 (16.0) 6.0 (2.0-14.0) 0.57 0.24 Abbreviations: PWB, permissive weight bearing; RWB, restricted weight bearing; N, number of subjects; ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists; IQR, interquartile range.

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