Table 1

Sociodemographic data and the clinical outcomes according to the presence of medial support
MS+ (n=36) MS- (n=27) Total (63) Av. Neer’s score P-value
Sex M: 9, F:27* M:11, F:16* 0.184
Age(yr) 62.5 61.7 62.2 0.739
Osteoporosis(%) 20 (56) 16 (59) 36 0.769
Fracture Type
2 part 25 (69) 17 (63) 42
3 part 10 (28) 8 (30) 18 0.673
4 part 1 (3) 2 (7) 3
Neer criteria
Excellent (>89) 14 (38.9) 7 (25.9) 21 (33.3)
Satisfactory(80–90) 15 (41.7) 10 (37.0) 25 (39.7)
Unsatisfactory(70–79) 7 (19.4) 4 (14.9) 11 (17.5)
Failure(<70) 0(0) 6 (22.2) 6 (9.5)
Av. Neer’s score 85.7 ± 7.8 78.0 ± 14.2 82.4 ± 11.5 0.008
Paavolainen Score
Good (>130±10°) 32 (88.9) 17 (62.9) 49 (77.8) 84.9 ± 8.3
Fair (100-120°) 4 (11.1) 7 (26.0) 11 (17.5) 80.6 ± 9.9 0.004
Poor(<100°) 0 (0) 3 (11.1) 3 (4.8) 48.0 ± 6.1
Av. NSA 130.4 ± 9.5 123.5 ± 21.3 127.4 ± 15.9 0.574

Values are given as number (percentage).

*one female have bilateral proximal humerus fractures.

MS+ = medial support group, MS- = non-medial support group, M = male, F = female, NSA = neck-shaft angle.

Jung et al.

Jung et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:102   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-102

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