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Table 1 Demographics of the patients

From: Minimal invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis (MIPPO) through deltoid-pectoralis approach for the treatment of elderly proximal humeral fractures

Characteristic Value MIPPO group ORIF group P value
Gender M/F 21/15 9/8 12/7 0.548
Age Average±SD 64.0±5.8 64.3±6.7 63.6±5.0 0.759
BMI(kg/m2) Average 25.9±3.0 26.8±3.2 25.1±2.5 0.08
Mechanism Traffic accident 7 3 4  
Fall 17 7 10  
Sports 12 7 5  
NEER classification II 15 8 7  
III 21 9 12  
time between injury and operation(days) Average±SD 2.7±0.8 2.8±0.7 2.7±0.9  
Follow-up(months) Average(range) 10(4-24)