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Table 2 Participants’ characteristics

From: Exploring patient satisfaction after operative and nonoperative treatment for midshaft clavicle fractures: a focus group analysis

  Nonoperative (n = 14) Operative (n = 10)
Age (years) 45.8 years 40.7 years
Male gender 11 (78%) 6 (60%)
Relevant comorbidities
(e.g. malignancy, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease)
2 (14%)
- aortic aneurism
- COPD
None
Employment
physical labour (%)
4 (28%) 6 (60%)
Fracture dominant side (%) 1 (7%) 4 (40%)
Length of time since injury (days) 574 days 545 days
Operative treatment (%) 2 (14%)* 10 (100%)
Full return to function (%) 12 (86%) 8 (80%)
Current pain levels > 3/10 (%) 4/10 2/10
Overall satisfaction with treatment (NRS) 6.5/10 7/10
Any complication (%) 7 (50%) 4 (40%)
Type of complication Frozen shoulder
4x impaired union (delayed union or nonunion)
Frozen shoulder
Sensibility loss
Brachial plexus irritation
Delayed union