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Table 3 Total Operative Time, Length of Hospital stay and Primary Outcomes comparing MIS and Open group.

From: Clinical and biomechanical outcome of minimal invasive and open repair of the Achilles tendon

  MIS (11) Open (15) Significance test
Total Operative Time (Min) 54. 6 ± 15.2
(Range 35-90)
68.8 ± 18.2
(Range 40-100)
p = 0.045
CI -28.196 to -0.314
Length of Hospital Stay (Days) 3.4 ± 1.2
(Range 2-5)
6.4 ± 3.7
(Range 3-16)
p = 0.039
CI -5.437 to -0.645
  MIS (10) Open (9) Significance Test
Incision length 3.2 ± 1.0
(1.8-5.0)
9.6 ± 2.6
(5.8-12.0)
p = 0.005
CI -8.259 to -4.570
Holtz's scale 11.7 ± 0.95
(11-14)
12.0 ± 1.50
(10-14)
p = 0.262
CI -1.501 to 0.901
Follow-up duration (months) 6.1 ± 2.6
(Range 2 - 12)
6.6 ± 2.5
(Range 4 - 12)
p = 0.867
CI -2.912 to 2.000
Physiotherapy duration (months) 3.6 ± 1.0
(Range 2 - 5)
4.6 ± 1.9
(Range 3 - 9)
p = 0.169
CI -2.417 to 0.506