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Table 5 Treatment of diaphyseal 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

Diaphyseal 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 Extern fixation Not registered
Girls, n (%)
Age
0–3 15 (83) 15 0 3 (17) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 (0)
4–6 15 (94) 15 0 1 (6) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 (0)
7–9 18 (86) 17 1 1 (5) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 (10)
10–12 20 (69) 19 1 5 (17) 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 (14)
13–15 13 (68) 13 0 5 (26) 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 (5)
Total 81 (79) 79 2 15 (15) 2 1 9 3 0 0 7 (7)
Boys, n (%)
Age
0–3 34 (100) 32 2 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0)
4–6 26 (96) 25 1 1 (4) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 (0)
7–9 22 (69) 21 1 8 (25) 0 2 5 0 1 0 2 (6)
10–12 33 (79) 32 1 7 (17) 0 1 5 1 0 0 2 (5)
13–15 45 (73) 39 6 15 (24) 1 0 8 5 0 1 2 (3)
Total 160 (81) 149 11 31 (16) 1 4 18 6 1 1 6 (3)