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Table 1 Results of the micromotion analysis of nails and plates (mean value and standard deviation) and p-value after Mann-Whitney Rank Sum Test

From: Nailing vs. plating in comminuted proximal ulna fractures – a biomechanical analysis

Parameters Nail Plate p-value
Anterior cortex
 Osteotomy gap motion [mm] 0.50 ± 0.15 1.57 ± 0.37 < 0.001
 Plastic Deformation of constructs [mm] 0.09 ± 0.17 0.39 ± 0.27 0.003
Posterior cortex
 Osteotomy gap motion [mm] 0.37 ± 0.06 0.43 ± 0.14 0.571
 Plastic Deformation of constructs [mm] 0.06 ± 0.05 0.07 ± 0.07 0.970