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Table 1 Details on measured and chosen distal screw length [mm]

From: The influence of distal screw length on the primary stability of volar plate osteosynthesis—a biomechanical study

Number of screwa Parameter Group A 100 % Group B 75 % Significanceb
1 Measured 20.3 ± 2.6 19.7 ± 2.7 ns
Chosen 19.1 ± 2.7 15.1 ± 2.0 0.003
Percent total [%] 93.9 ± 3.7 76.7 ± 2.8
2 Measured 23.6 ± 1.5 24.1 ± 1.8 ns
Chosen 22.7 ± 1.4 18.0 ± 1.4 <0.001
Percent total [%] 96.0 ± 3.0 74.8 ± 2.3
3 Measured 23.9 ± 2.0 23.6 ± 2.4 ns
Chosen 23.3 ± 2.4 17.8 ± 1.9 <0.001
Percent total [%] 97.3 ± 2.6 75.3 ± 1.9
4 Measured 23.3 ± 2.0 23.1 ± 1.7 ns
Chosen 22.4 ± 2.2 17.1 ± 1.1 <0.001
Percent total [%] 96.1 ± 3.0 74.1 ± 2.0
5 Measured 21.3 ± 2.7 21.3 ± 2.0 ns
Chosen 20.2 ± 2.3 16.0 ± 1.7 <0.001
Percent total [%] 94.9 ± 3.0 75.1 ± 2.8
8 Measured 23.1 ± 1.8 23.3 ± 2.2 ns
Chosen 22.2 ± 2.3 17.6 ± 1.7 <0.001
Percent total [%] 96.0 ± 4.1 75.2 ± 2.2
  1. Values given in millimetre if not stated differently
  2. ns not significant
  3. aAccording to Fig. 1C
  4. bMann-Whitney U test