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Table 2 Comparison of elbow joint function in children 6 months after operation

From: Lateral entry pins and Slongo’s external fixation: which method is more ideal for older children with supracondylar humeral fractures?

Index (nd Kirschner wire External fixation Affected side P
Affected side Contralateral side Affected side Contralateral side  
Flexion ROM 140.76 ± 4.38 146.25 ± 3.64 141.57 ± 3.15 146.23 ± 4.25 0.042
Extension ROM 2.30 ± 0.68 −2.66 ± 2.45 2.85 ± 0.48 −2.56 ± 1.01 0.047
Total ROM 141.75 ± 6.03 145.52 ± 5.47 142.34 ± 3.27 145.62 ± 5.25 0.032
Carrying angle (CA) 8.89 ± 0.82 11.13 ± 0.82 8.52 ± 1.07 10.94 ± 0.83 0.300