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Table 1 A summary of fracture type, reduction, associated injuries, complications and clinical outcome for the cases included in the analysis

From: “Internal fixation of proximal humeral fractures using the Polarus intramedullary nail: our institutional experience and review of the literature”

Patient Fracture type Reduction Associated injuries Complications Clinical outcome
1 2-part (SN) Closed None Protruded screw Union
2 2-part (SN) Closed Pneumo-haemothorax - Union
3 2-part (SN) Open - - Union
4 2-part (SN) Closed - - Union
5 2-part (SN) Closed - Protruded screw Union
6 2-part (SN) Closed - - Union
7 3-part (SN + GT) Open - - Union
8 4-part (SN + GT + LT) Closed - Protruded screw Union
9 2-part (SN) Closed - - Union
10 2-part (SN) Open - - Union
11 2-part (SN) Closed - - Union
12 4-part (SN + GT + LT) Closed - - Union
13 2-part (SN) Closed - Protruded screw Non-Union
14 2-part (SN) Closed Temporal Lobe Contusion + Supramalleolar Tibial Fracture Superficial Infection Union
15 2-part (SN) Open - - Union
16 2-part (SN) Closed Midshaft tibial fracture - Union
17 2-part (SN) Closed - Fixation Failure Hemi – arthroplasty
18 2-part (SN) Open - - Union
19 3-part (SN + GT) Closed - Impingement Union
20 3-part (SN + LT) Open - - Union
21 2-part (SN) Closed - - Union
22 3-part (SN + LT) Closed - - Union
23 3-part (SN + GT) Closed - - Union
24 4-part (SN + GT + LT) Open - - Union
25 4-part (SN + GT + LT) Closed - - Union
  1. (SN: surgical neck, GT: greater tuberosity, LT: lesser tuberosity).