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Table 3 Comparison of radiographic parameters, functional outcomes, and complications between the two groups at the last visit (> 12 months)

From: Volar locking plate versus external fixation with optional additional K-wire for treatment of AO type C2/C3 fractures: a retrospective comparative study

Variable External fixation VLP p
Volar tilt (deg) 4.9 (5.3) 5.5 (6.1) 0.317
Radial inclination (deg) 20.8 (3.5) 22.2 (4.1) 0.538
Radial height (mm) 10.8 (1.7) 10.4 (1.6) 0.693
Ulnar variance (mm) 1.6 (1.8) 0.6 (1.3) 0.002
Articular step-off (mm) 1.2 (1.4) 0.5 (1.1) 0.007
DASH (points) 16 (12) 12 (15) 0.162
Gartland–Werley score (points) 3.7 (2.4) 2.5 (2.7) 0.086