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Table 2 Operative details of the included patients

From: Outcomes of modular endoprosthesis reconstruction versus cement spacer reconstruction following resection of proximal humeral tumors

Data Endoprosthesis group (n = 19) Cement spacer group (n = 39) P-value
No. % No. %
Approach      0.784
 Anteromedial (n = 42) 13 68.4% 29 74.4%  
 Deltopectoral (n = 14) 6 31.6% 8 20.5%  
 Anterior (n = 1) 0 0% 1 2.6%  
 Posterior (n = 1) 0 0% 1 2.6%  
Type of resection      0.999
 Type I (n = 54) 18 94.7% 36 92.3%  
 Type V (n = 4) 1 5.3% 3 7.7%  
Margin      0.999
 Wide margin (n = 56) 18 94.7% 38 97.4%  
 Marginal margin (n = 2) 1 5.3% 1 2.6%  
Length of resection (cm)
 Mean ± SD 13.7 ± 3.5 14.9 ± 3.7 0.250
Deltoid resection      0.791
 Resected (n = 41) 13 68.4% 28 71.8%  
 Not resected (n = 17) 6 31.6% 11 28.2%  
Axillary nerve resection      0.010
 Resected (n = 23) 3 15.8% 20 51.3%  
 Not resected (n = 35) 16 84.2% 19 48.7%  
Operative time (hour)    
 Mean ± SD 3.3 ± 0.9 3.4 ± 0.9 0.958