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Table 1 Comparison with previous studies

From: Reconstruction of segmental bone defect of long bones after tumor resection by devitalized tumor-bearing bone

Authors Number of patients Devitalized method or graft being used Nonunion rate (%) Mean time to union (months) Deep infection (%) Fracture (%) Mean follow-up time (months)
Our study 27 20 % Saline, 65 °C, 30 min 7.4 11 11.1 3.7 62.8
Jeon et al. 21 Pasteurized 23.8 15.5 14.2 9.5 74.3
Chen et al. 15 Irradiation 7 0 20 71
Pan et al. 10 Autoclave 30 12 20 20 35
Bus et al. 87 Allograft 40 14 29 84
Li et al. 11 Allograft + vascularized fibula graft 9 11.8 0 0 34.1
  1. En dash means data not given