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Table 1 Patient Demographic Data

From: Stable osteosynthesis of cage in cage technique for surgical treatment of proximal humeral fractures

Variables Total Group (no. [%]) Mean Age (Range)(yr)
All patients 27 53.8 (19–86)
 Male 14 (51.9) 55.6 (19–83)
 Female 13 (48.1) 51.9 (21–86)
Injury mechanism
 Fall 18 (66.7) 51.8 (19–86)
 Vehicle accident 9 (33.3) 57.9 (25–83)
Occupation
 Sedentary work 6 (22.2) 38.2 (24–68)
 Manual work 5 (18.5) 42.2 (34–65)
 Not working/retired 16 (59.3) 63.3 (19–86)
Neer fracture classification
 2-part 11 (40.7) 56.0 (19–83)
 3-part 9 (33.3) 58.8 (24–86)
 4-part 7 (25.9) 44.0 (21–76)
Head-shaft disengagement
 Residual head-shaft continuity 13 (48.1) 60.8 (19–86)
 Head completely disengaged from shaft (100% translation) 14 (51.9) 47.4 (21–78)
Angulatory deformity of humeral head
 Varus displaced fracture 12 (44.4) 60.5 (24–86)
 Valgus displaced fracture 5 (18.5) 43.0 (19–75)
 None or fracture-dislocation 10 (37.0) 51.2 (24–78)