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Table 2 Outcome variables of patients before and after matching

From: Comparison of radiological and clinical outcomes, complications, and implant removals in anatomically pre-contoured clavicle plates versus reconstruction plates – a propensity score matched retrospective cohort study of 106 patients

  Before Matching After Matching
ALCP (n = 59) RLCP (n = 55) p value* ALCP (n = 53) RLCP (n = 53) p value*
Unable to regain full range of motion 12% (7) 12.7 (7) 0.889 9.4% (5) 11% (6) 0.751
Persistent pain at rest 14% (8) 11% (6) 0.668 13% (7) 9.4% (5) 0.542
Reoperation for hardware removal 48% (28) 58% (32) 0.254 49% (26) 57% (30) 0.439
Reoperation for complications 0% (0) 3.6% (2) 0.141 0% (0) 1.8% (1) 0.317
Implant failures 0% (0) 11% (6) 0.009 0% (0) 11% (6) 0.012
Infection 0% (0) 1.8% (1) 0.300 0% (0) 0% (0) 1.000
Brachial plexus injury 1.8% (1) 0 (0) 0.334 1.8% (1) 0% (0) 1.000
Adverse outcomes of any kind above 54% (32) 71% (39) 0.068 55% (29) 70% (37) 0.111
  1. *Mann-Whitney test