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Table 4 Sensitivity analyses

From: Comparison between minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis and open reduction-internal fixation for proximal humeral fractures: a meta-analysis based on 1050 individuals

OutcomesResults Primary AnalysisRCTnon-RCT
Blood loss−115.26(−167.48 to −63.03)*− 128.34(− 168.26 to −88.42)
Operation time−20.71(−30.21 to −11.22)−21.83(−49.66 to 6.00)−20.56(−31.55 to −9.57)
Radiation time4.36 (1.21 to 7.51)*4.36 (1.21 to 7.51)
Postoperative pain−0.54(−1.04 to −0.04)*−0.60(− 1.16 to −0.04)
Union time−0.38(−0.70 to −0.06)0.34(−0.21 to 0.89)−0.54(−0.75 to −0.34)
Functional outcomes0.40 (0.18 to 0.61)0.38 (0.01 to 0.74)0.41 (0.13 to 0.68)
Axillary nerve injury4.88 (1.03 to 23.25)*4.88 (1.03 to 23.25)
Complications0.74 (0.51 to 1.07)0.81 (0.37 to 1.76)0.72 (0.47 to 1.09)
  1. *: Analysis not performed because there was≤1 comparative study