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Table 2 Functional elbow scoring was assessed using MEPs and QuickDash Scores for each plating system (DePuy Synthes® vs. Medartis® Aptus Elbow) separately, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months and 12 months postoperatively.

From: Polyaxial locking plates in treating distal humeral fractures: a comparative randomized trial for clinical outcome

Scoring System Plating System 6 weeks 12 weeks 6 months 12 months
VAS DePuy
Synthes®
VA-LCP
Ø 4.7 +/− 1.1 Ø 1.4 +/−0.8 Ø 3.5 +/− 1.7 Ø 2.3 +/− 1.8
  Medartis®
Aptus
Elbow
Ø 2,3 +/− 2.2 Ø 0.8 +/− 0.9 Ø 1.1 +/− 1.5 Ø 1 +/− 0.9
  p value 0.006 0.163 0.630 0.074
Quick Dash DePuy
Synthes®
VA-LCP
Ø 69.5 +/− 13.1 Ø 19.5 +/− 10.5 Ø 56.4 +/− 15.6 Ø 57.2 +/− 16
  Medartis®
Aptus
Elbow
Ø 74.1 +/− 21.1 Ø 52.3 +/− 4.8 Ø 25.5 +/− 21.2 Ø 25.5 +/− 10.1
  p value 0.634 0.092 0.002 0.002
MEPS DePuy
Synthes®
VA-LCP
Ø 53 +/− 5.2 Ø 80 +/− 10 Ø 74 +/− 12.1 Ø 75.7 +/− 12.1
  Medartis®
Aptus
Elbow
Ø 75 +/− 10 Ø 91.4 +/− 12.1 Ø 90.6 +/− 10.7 Ø 90.9 +/− 10.7
  p value 0.001 0.009 0.004 0.007
  1. Results are given as Ø mean +/− standard deviation