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Table 3 Constant score (mean) in relation to patients age at the 12-month follow-up and recorded complications

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

Age group Number of patients Constant score Complications
mean median
18-60 yrs 11 80.8 79 1 fixation failure
>60 yrs 14 68.2 68 4 screw back-out
1 implant impingement
1 superficial infection
Total 25   p=0.04 7 ( 28% )