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Table 2 Comparison of the micromotion analysis of the nail in a defect situation and wedge fracture (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 Wedge-facture Defect situation p-value
Anterior cortex
 Osteotomy gap motion [mm] 0.29 ± 0.13 0.50 ± 0.15 < 0.001
 Plastic Deformation of constructs [mm] 0.08 ± 0.06 0.09 ± 0.17 0.089
Posterior cortex
 Osteotomy gap motion [mm] 0.27 ± 0.11 0.37 ± 0.06 0.014
 Plastic Deformation of constructs [mm] 0.05 ± 0.03 0.06 ± 0.05 0.910