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Table 2 Surgical and follow-up data

From: Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis with a locking compression plate is superior to open reduction and internal fixation in the management of the proximal humerus fractures

Characteristic Treatment P value
MIPO (n = 43) ORIF (n = 43)
Average length of surgery in min 71 ± 8.7 79 ± 11.7 0.0007
Average length of hospital stay in days 6.8 ± 1.8 7.7 ± 1.5 0.046
Average blood loss (ml) 126 ± 54.8 213 ± 68.4 0
Average duration between trauma and surgery(day) 5.0 ± 1.9 6.3 ± 1.8 0.0012
Follow-up(months) 12.6 ± 1.4 13.1 ± 0.9 0.067
The rate of union (at 6 months) 93% 97.7%