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Table 2 Clinical and Radiologic outcomes between the two groups

From: Assessment of the efficacy of the far cortical locking technique in proximal humeral fractures: a comparison with the conventional bi-cortical locking technique

Variable Bicortical locking group (n = 27) Far cortical locking group (n = 18) p-value
Union at 12 weeks (%) 18 (66.7%) 17 (94.4%) 0.006
Neck-shaft angle
 Postoperative 135.9 ± 6.1 137.6 ± 12.9 0.267
 1 year later surgery 133.2 ± 6.7 136.4 ± 11.9 0.257
Paavolainen Classification    0.521
 Good (130° ± 10°) 24 17  
 Fair (100° - 120°) 3 1  
 Poor (< 100°) 0 0  
ASES score (100) 79.2 ± 18.6 80.4 ± 14.8 0.845
Constant score (100) 73.3 ± 15.1 75.2 ± 12.2 0.629
Range of motion
 Forward elevation 122.8 ± 17.7 128.3 ± 16.8 0.296
 External rotation 30.0 ± 11.9 30.6 ± 11.7 0.878
 Internal rotation T10 T11 0.576
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