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22 January 2024: Clinical Research

Comparative Outcomes of Early, Elective, and Delayed Treatment for Lateral Condyle Fracture of the Humerus in Children: A Retrospective Study from a Single Center in Turkey (2013–2021)

Sait Anıl Ulus ABCEF* , Şeyhmus Yiğit ACDF , Emin Özkul ACEF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942728

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e942728

Table 2 Comparison of functional outcomes of the patients.

EarlyElectiveDelayedP value
Baumann angle* 70 (60–76)66.5 (60–76.5)67 (65–72)P=0.971a
Carrying angle* 15 (8.5–20)16.5 (10–23)16 (6–20)P=0.752a
MEPS# 94.1±6.693.4±6.187±9.4P=0.006a
Early vs electiveP=0.377b
Early vs delayedP=0.002b
Elective vs delayedP=0.011b
MEPS CategoriesP=0.27c
* Median (IQR);
# Mean±;
a Kruskal-Wallis;
b Mann-Whitney;
c Fisher’s exact test.
MEPS – Mayo Elbow Performance Score.

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