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Table 5 Probabilities of potential pitfalls among humans and sheep

From: Basic science of osteoarthritis

Structure Human Sheep
Neurologic injuries ++ -
Osteonecrosis of proximal fragment ++ -
Fracture through proximal fragment with violation of the joint space ++ -
Infection + +++
Vessel injury + ++
Bone cysts without screw perforation - +
Compartment syndrome + -
Non-union + -
Loss of correction due to implant failure 1 +
Overcorrection 1 -
  1. Case reports: + (seldom), ++ (infrequent), +++ (frequent), 1 (may depend on implant design)