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Table 1 Failure force and stiffness of three fixation methods for horizontal oblique metacarpal shaft fractures

From: Biomechanical study on fixation methods for horizontal oblique metacarpal shaft fractures

Parameters (unit) Value Three fixation approaches
2 LS RP LP P
Failure force (N) Mean 78.5 69.3 68.2 0.135
SD 6.6 17.6 14.2
Max 90.4 96.2 91.1
Min 70.7 53.5 50.7
Stiffness (N/mm) Mean 17.8 20.2 21.8 0.513
SD 2.6 10.5 3.8
Max 23.3 40.4 29.1
Min 15.1 9.9 17.4
  1. LS Lag screws; RP Regular plate; LP Locking plate; SD Standard deviation; Max Maximum; Min Minimum
  2. Kruskal–Wallis test