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Table 2 Distribution of patients according to fracture characteristics

From: The effect of early versus delayed surgical debridement on the outcome of open long bone fractures at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania

Fracture characteristics Frequency Percentages
Site of fracture   
 Femur 31 21.7
 Tibia 66 46.1
 Ankle 5 3.5
 Humerus 17 11.9
 Forearm 19 13.3
 Multiple 5 3.5
Gustilo Anderson grade   
 I 24 16.8
 II 92 63.3
 IIIA 21 14.7
 IIIB 5 3.5
 IIIC 1 0.7
Location of fracture   
 Proximal 21 14.7
 Mid-shaft 57 39.9
 Distal 58 40.6
 More than one location 7 4.9
Affected limb   
 Right 86 60.1
 Left 55 38.5
 Bilateral 1 1.4
Fracture pattern   
 Transverse 57 39.9
 Oblique 46 32.1
 Comminuted 22 15.3
 Spiral 18 12.6