Both treatment options delivered excellent patient results with very few complications. However, operation time was almost 20-minutes faster for the CRx® Pin. Hospital stays were on average one day shorter for CRx® patients, and their bones healed two-weeks faster. Additionally, CRx® patients were over two-times more satisfied with the physical appearance of the surgical site than the plate patients. This is a surprising finding because the plate procedure was much less-invasive than that for standard plates. The authors surmised the dissatisfaction was due to patients feeling plates under their skin. All of these findings were statistically significant.