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Table 1 Maximum fracture force (N) of the four fixation types for metacarpal shaft fracture

From: Effect of oblique headless compression screw fixation for metacarpal shaft fracture: a biomechanical in vitro study

Group Sample size Median IQR MAX MIN Pa
LP 7 173.0 81.0 270.8 123.6 < 0.001
RP 7 156.0 117.9 217.5 90.7
K 7 51.8 60.7 130.4 40.7
HC 7 60.4 21.0 84.9 53.3
  1. LP locked plate with five locked bicortical screws, RP regular plate with five bicortical screws, K two K wires, HC headless compression screw
  2. aKruskal–Wallis test