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Table 2 ADL score results from follow-up visits for simple and complex fractures and their corresponding p-values

From: Mid-term results of a less-invasive locking plate fixation method for proximal humeral fractures: a prospective observational study

ADL Before injury 6 weeks 6 months 4.5 years Before injury – 4.5 years 6 weeks – 6 months 6 months – 4.5 years
All patients 27 ± 5 14 ± 5 20 ± 6 20 ± 8 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.049
n = 52
2-part fracture group 29 ± 1 17 ± 7 22 ± 4 21 ± 8 p = 0.005 p < 0.001 p = 0.258
n = 12
3- and 4- part fracture group 27 ± 5 13 ± 4 19 ± 7 20 ± 8 p < 0.001 p = 0.016 p = 0.056
n = 40
Difference between 2- and 3-/4-part fracture groups p = 0.180 p = 0.021 p = 0.290 p = 0.719