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Table 4 Outcomes of the extra-articular fractures in the modified technique group

From: Clinical efficacy of closed reduction and percutaneous parallel K-wire interlocking fixation of first metacarpal base fracture

  Injured side Uninjured side P value
Radial abduction (°) 64.1 ± 5.4 68.6 ± 3.9 < 0.001*
Palmar abduction (°) 59.7 ± 6.1 64.3 ± 4.3 0.001*
Flexion–extension arc (°) 44.1 ± 4.8 49.2 ± 4.4 < 0.001*
Kapandji score 9.5± 0.7 9.7 ± 0.5 0.082
Grip strength (kg) 43.4 ± 7.0 41.7 ± 6.8 0.173
Pinch strength (kg) 9.1 ± 1.4 8.7 ± 0.8 0.126
Subjective force 9.4 ± 0.8   
Pain (VAS) 0.4 ± 0.5   
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. *Statistically significant
  2. Strength was assumed to be 6% higher on the dominant side than the opposite side
  3. VAS visual analog scale (0–10)
  4. Subjective force (0–10)