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Table 4 Complications in both groups

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

  External fixation, n (%) VLP, n (%) p
Overall complications 9 (100) 13 (100) 0.857
 Infection 3 (33.3) 1 (7.7)  
 Nerve injury 1 (11.1) 1 (7.7)  
 Tendon rupture or tendonitis 0 2 (15.4)  
 Fixation issues 1 (11.1) 4 (30.8)  
 Reduction loss 1 0  
 Complex regional pain syndrome 2 (22.2) 1 (7.7)  
 Scar hypertrophy 0 2 (15.4)  
 Traumatic radial-carpal arthritis 1 (11.1) 0  
 Carpal tunnel syndrome 0 3 (23.1)