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Table 2 Comparison of head-shaft angle and clinical outcomes between patient with medial support and without medial support

From: Serial changes in the head-shaft angle of proximal humeral fractures treated by placing locking plates: a retrospective study

  With MS Without MS p value
Mean HSA (°) Immediate 135.6 ± 5.7 135.9 ± 5.0 0.752
1-month 134.2 ± 5.8 135.0 ± 5.1 0.412
3-month 127.9 ± 6.5 131.5 ± 6.7 0.003
6-month 126.7 ± 6.3 130.7 ± 6.8 0.001
12-month 126.4 ± 6.1 130.3 ± 6.7 < 0.001
Last follow-up 126.2 ± 6.1 130.2 ± 6.9 0.001
Neer’s criteria 0.056
  Excellent (> 89) 14 28  
Satisfactory (80–89) 20 24
  Unsatisfactory (70–79) 14 12  
Failure (< 70) 10 0
Neer’s score 78.9 ± 11.6 86.3 ± 7.2 0.004
Complication
  Reduction loss 14 4 0.005
Varus malunion 10 6 0.199
Subacromial impingement 0 2 0.175
Delayed union 2 2 0.920
Reoperation 2 0 0.134
  1. HSA head-shaft angle, MS medial support