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Table 3 Complications of the patients

From: Biodegradable pins for lateral condylar fracture of the humerus with an early delayed presentation in children: a retrospective study of biodegradable pin vs. Kirschner wire

Complications KW (n = 17) BP (n = 26) P value
Nonunion 0 0 1
Malunion 0 0 1
Exposure of implant 2 (11.8%) 0 0.076
Revision after infection 0 0 1
AVN 0 0 1
Unresolved stiffness 0 0 1
Fishtail deformity 8 (47.1%) 13 (50.0%) 0.852
Pain 0 0 1
Implant prominence 12 (70.6%) 0 < 0.001*
Lateral prominence 5 (29.4%) 7 (26.9%) 0.835
Superficial infection 3 (17.6%) 0 0.028*
  1. *< 0.05