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Table 1 X-radiography and CT data

From: Clinical application of the paraspinal erector approach for spinal canal decompression in upper lumber burst fractures

Time Kyphotic angle (°) Height ratio of anterior edge of the injured vertebra (%) Ratio of sagittal canal compromise (%)
Pre 26.2 ± 8.7 60.0 ± 15.9 46.5 ± 11.4
Post 7.7 ± 4.9* 86.1 ± 8.8* 6.3 ± 4.1*
6-month post 8.8 ± 4.8* 84.9 ± 8.3* 5.3 ± 4.2*
12-month post 9.1 ± 4.7* 84.2 ± 8.6* 4.3 ± 3.6*
  1. Mean ± SD.
  2. *p <0.05 compared with prior to surgery.