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Table 2 Mean profiles of CRP and WBC values pre- and postoperatively, * = p <0.05

From: Plate osteosynthesis versus hemiarthroplasty in proximal humerus fractures – Does routine screening of systemic inflammatory biomarkers makes sense?

  Plate osteosynthesis Hemiarthroplasty p-value
(n = 64) (n = 28)
CRP (mg/L)    
Preoperatively 20 ± 27 27 ± 35 0.387
Day 1 55 ± 37 99 ± 54 0.003*
Day 2-3 76 ± 61 132 ± 57 0.003*
Day 4-5 55 ± 53 82 ± 42 0.013*
Day 6-7 41 ± 23 63 ± 44 0.119
Day 8-10 30 ± 25 47 ± 41 0.513
WBC (G/L)    
Preoperatively 10.0 ± 3.4 10.4 ± 3.2 0.248
Day 1 9.9 ± 3.4 10.5 ± 2.8 0.319
Day 2-3 8.5 ± 3.0 10.0 ± 3.0 0.137
Day 4-5 7.5 ± 2.2 8.3 ± 2.0 0.113
Day 6-7 7.4 ± 2.5 8.3 ± 2.0 0.423
Day 8-10 6.5 ± 2.8 7.8 ± 1.8 0.438