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Table 1 Patient characteristics for IMN

From: Intramedullary nailing has sufficient durability for metastatic femoral fractures

Characteristics IMN
Number of patients 75 (37 males/38 females)
Number of cases 80 (38 males/42 females)
Average ages (year) 60.1 (range, 20–80)
Average follow up (months) 11.4 (range, 1–77)
Fracture pattern
 Impending 66 (82.5 %)
  Survival (<6 months/>6 months) 35 (53 %)/31 (47 %)
 Pathological 14 (17.5 %)
  Survival (<6 months/>6 months) 6 (42.9 %)/8 (57.1 %)
Number of metastases
 Solitary 6 (7.5 %)
  Survival (<6 months/>6 months) 1 (16.7 %)/5 (83.3 %)
 Multiple 74 (92.5 %)
  Survival (<6 months/>6 months) 40 (54.1 %)/34 (45.9 %)
Site of metastasis
 Head/neck 0 (0 %)
 Intertrochanteric 8 (10 %)
 Subtrochanteric 46 (57.5 %)
 Diaphysis 26 (32.5 %)
Primary tumor
 Lung 24 (32.0 %)
 Breast 18 (24.0 %)
 Melanoma 11 (14.7 %)
 Renal 5 (6.7 %)
 Prostate 5 (6.7 %)
 Unknown 4 (5.3 %)
 Others 8 (10.6 %)
Radiotherapy
 Yes 74 (92.5 %)
 No 6 (7.5 %)
  1. IMN intramedullary nailing