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Table 4 The relationship of osteoporosis and medial support confining to the fracture- and bone- related complications

From: Does medial support decrease major complications of unstable proximal humerus fractures treated with locking plate?

  Medial support group (N=36) Non-medial support group (N=27) Total
  AVN of humoral head* (1) RL without SP* (4)  
Osteoporosis (+)   RL with SP* (1) 7(23.3)
   Nonunion* (1)  
Osteoporosis (-)   RL without SP* (1) 2 (6.1)
   Nonunion* (1)  
Total No. (%) 1 (11.1) 8 (37.0) 9 (100)
P-value 0.004   
  1. Values are given as number (percentage).
  2. *Clinically serious major complication.
  3. RL = reduction loss, SP = screw perforation, AVN = avascular necrosis.