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Table 3 Postoperative complications in both groups

From: Preliminary clinical and radiographic outcomes of proximal humeral fractures: comparison of ALPS and PHILOS plating in Asian patients in Taiwan

Complications ALPS group N (%) PHILOS group N (%) P value
Total number 7 (22.6) 16 (45.7) 0.049
 Screws/pegs protrusion 2 (6.5) 3 (8.6) 1
 AVN 1 (3.2) 6 (17.1) 0.11
 Subacromial impingement 0 (0) 4 (11.4) 0.12
 Postoperative infection 0 (0) 1 (2.9) 1
 Shoulder stiffness 2 (6.5) 2 (5.7) 1
 GT loss reduction 2 (6.5) 0 (0) 0.22
 Implant failure 0 (0) 0 (0) 1
Reoperation 1 (3.2) 2 (5.7) 1
  1. ALPS ALPS Proximal Humerus Plating System, AVN avascular necrosis, GT greater tuberosity, PHILOS proximal humeral internal locking system