Table 2

The distributional pattern of complications according to the fracture types, the presence of medial support, and osteoporosis
Complications (cases) Fracture type Medial support Osteoporosis
2 part (42) 3 part (18) 4 part (3) (+) (36) (-) (27) (+) (30) (-) (33) Total (63)
Screw perforation 2 2 0 2 0 2
Plate irritation 1 1 0 0 1 1
RL without SP* 2 1 2 0 5 4 1 5
RL with SP* 1 0 1 1 0 1
Nonunion* 1 1 0 2 1 1 2
AVN of humoral head * 1 1 0 1 0 1
Screw loosening 1 0 1 0 1 1
Plate breakage* 1 0 1 0 1 1
Total No. (%) 8 (19.0) 3 (16.7) 3 (100) 4 (11.1) 10 (37.0) 9 (30.0) 5 (15.2) 14 (22.2)
P-value 0.018 0.014 0.157

Values are given as number (percentage).

*Clinically serious major complication.

One female patient had these two complications simultaneously.

RL = reduction loss, SP = screw perforation, AVN = avascular necrosis.

Jung et al.

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

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