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Table 4 Treatment of proximal fractures in relation to patient’s sex and age

From: Epidemiology of proximal and diaphyseal humeral fractures in children: an observational study from the Swedish Fracture Register

Proximal fractures
  Non-surgical Non-surgical N-s with closed reduction Surgical Closed reduction under general anesthesia K-wire and cerclage Intramedullary nailing Plate fixation Screw fixation Combined ostosynthesis Not registered
Girls, n (%)
Age
 0–3 41 (98) 41 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (2)
 4–6 139 (97) 138 1 1 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 (2)
 7–9 247 (93) 244 3 12 (5) 0 9 3 0 0 0 7 (3)
 10–12 387 (93) 384 3 26 (6) 2 14 6 1 1 1 5 (1)
 13–15 119 (88) 119 0 14 (10) 1 11 1 1 0 0 3 (2)
 Total 933 (93) 926 7 52 (5) 3 35 10 2 1 0 19 (2)
Boys, n (%)
Age
 0–3 45 (94) 45 0 2 (4) 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 (2)
 4–6 68 (93) 68 0 2 (3) 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 (4)
 7–9 143 (95) 140 3 5 (3) 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 (2)
 10–12 200 (92) 198 2 12 (6) 2 5 5 0 0 0 6 (3)
 13–15 172 (85) 168 4 26 (13) 1 20 5 0 0 0 4 (2)
 Total 628 (91) 619 9 47 (7) 4 30 13 0 0 0 17 (2)