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Table 1 Characteristics of the 37 patients with extra-articular scapular fracture

From: Functional outcomes of extra-articular scapula fracture fixation with distal humeral Y-type locking plate: a retrospective study

  Y-type locking plate n = 16 Straight reconstruction locking plate n = 21 P
Age (years), mean ± SD 45.6 ± 9.3 46.3 ± 10.7 0.831
Gender, n (%)
 Male 14 (87) 18 (86) 0.875
 Female 2 (13) 3 (14)
Preoperative days, mean ± SD 8.1 ± 3.7 7.3 ± 3.9 0.542
Location of injury, n (%)
 Left 7 (44) 15 (71) 0.089
 Right 9 (66) 6 (29)
Cause of injury, n (%)
 Traffic accident injuries 8 (50) 11 (52) 0.959
 Fall injuries 3 (19) 5 (24)
 High fall 3 (19) 3 (14)
 Bruises 2 (13) 2 (10)
Combined injuries, n (%)a
 a 6 (38) 8 (38) 0.289
 b 0 3 (14)
 a + b 3 (19) 0
 d 0 2 (10)
 e 0 2 (10)
 f 3 (19) 3 (14)
 a + e 1 (6) 1 (5)
 a + c 1 (6) 1 (5)
 a + b + d 1 (6) 1 (5)
 a + b + c 1 (6) 0
Intraoperative blood loss (ml), mean ± SD 124 ± 61 133 ± 58 0.650
Operation time (min), mean ± SD 103 ± 22 106 ± 25 0.634
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aCombined injuries: a: thoracic injuries with multiple rib fractures; b: craniocerebral injuries; c: abdominal injuries; d: ipsilateral clavicle fracture; e: fractures in other sites; f: no combined injuries