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Table 1 Distribution of descriptive properties

From: Comparison of functional metacarpal splint and ulnar gutter splint in the treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures: a prospective comparative study

  UGS (n = 18) FMS (n = 22) P
Mean Age 27.8 30.2 a0.61
Gender Female (2.5%) 1 0 b0.74
Male (97.5%) 17 22
Fracture Mechanism Punching a hard object (75%) 14 16 c0.71
Fall (25%) 4 6
Reduction Attempts One (87.5%) 16 19 c0.82
Two (12.5%) 2 3
Injury Side Dominant (85%) 15 19 c0.79
Non-dominant (15%) 3 3
  1. UGS Ulnar gutter splint, (FMS) Functional metacarpal splint
  2. aMann Whitney U test
  3. bFisher’s Exact test
  4. cPearson Chi – Square test