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Table 2 The JOA scores and VAS score at 2 years postoperatively

From: Comparison of outcomes between conventional lumbar fenestration discectomy and minimally invasive lumbar discectomy: an observational study with a minimum 2-year follow-up

  MLD group Conventional group P value ( t test)
JOA 24.92 (2.61) 22.30 (2.40) 0.046a
VAS for LBA 0.90 (0.94) 2.89 (1.48) <0.002a
VAS for leg pain 0.77 (1.00) 2.44 (1.63) <0.133
NASS score 2.74 (1.16) 2.96 (0.85) 0.407
RM % improvement 79.24 (8.96) 71.72 (16.53) 0.020a
  1. aDifference found is significant.