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Table 2 Evaluation of periodic angular measurements and differences based on the splint method

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
Angulation Measurements
 Fracture Min-Max (Median) 14–62 (33) 15–50 (31,5) a0.710
Mean ± SD 32.11 ± 11.51 30.82 ± 10.29
 Initial reduction Min-Max (Median) 4–30 (22,5) 7–30 (14) a0.043*
Mean ± SD 21.00 ± 7.92 16.00 ± 7.19
 1st month Min-Max (Median) 6–42 (25) 10–30 (20,5) a0.170
Mean ± SD 24.06 ± 9.38 20.77 ± 5.25
 6th month Min-Max (Median) 6–45 (25) 10–30 (22.5) a0.211
Mean ± SD 24.44 ± 10.21 21.23 ± 5.48
  b p 0.001** 0.001**  
Differences
 Fracture – Initial reduction Mean ± SD (Median) −11.11 ± 8.55 (− 11.5) −14.82 ± 9.91 (− 13) d0.215
c p 0.001** 0.001**
 Fracture – 1st month Mean ± SD (Median) −8.06 ± 8.52 (−10) − 10.05 ± 8.21 (− 9,5) d0.614
c p 0.005** 0.001**
 Fracture – 6th month Mean ± SD (Median) −7.67 ± 9.75 (−9,5) − 9.59 ± 9.15 (−10) d0.558
c p 0.023* 0.001**
 Initial reduction – 1st month Mean ± SD (Median) 3.06 ± 4.87 (3) 4.77 ± 6.10 (5) d0.195
c p 0.098 0.009**
 Initial reduction – 6th month Mean ± SD (Median) 3.44 ± 6.25 (3) 5.23 ± 6.68 (5) d0,270
c p 0.191 0.009**
 1st month – 6th month Mean ± SD (Median) 0.39 ± 2.12 (0) 0.45 ± 2.06 (0) d0.868
c p 1.000 1.000
  1. UGS Ulnar gutter splint, (FMS) Functional metacarpal splint, Min Minimum, Max Maximum, SD Standard deviation
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01
  3. aStudent t test
  4. btwo-way ANOVA test
  5. cPost Hoc: Bonferroni test
  6. dMann Whitney U test