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Table 4 Complications and mortality by qualification of surgeon

From: Use of the gamma3™ nail in a teaching hospital for trochanteric fractures: mechanical complications, functional outcomes, and quality of life

  All patients (n=90) Qualification of surgeon p-value
Consultant (n=52) Resident (n=38)
General in hospital Complication 5 (5.6%) 3 (5.8%) 2 (5.3%) 0.918
Apoplexy 2 1 1  
Embolism 0 - -
Myocardial infarction 1 - 1
Ventricular fibrillation 1 1 -
Pneumonia 1 1 -
Thrombosis 0 - -
Mortality  
In hospital 4 (4.4%) 4 (7.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0.080
6 month 16 (17.8%) 9 (17.3%) 7 (18.4%) 0.891
12 month 20 (22.2%) 10 (19.2%) 10 (26.3) 0.425
Local complications 8 (8.9%) 4 (7.7%) 4 (10.5) 0.641
Cutting out 1 - 1  
Hematoma 4 3 1
Deep Infection 1 1 -
Periosteosynthetic fracture 1 - 1
Tractus irritation 1 - 1
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