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Table 2 Postoperative back pain quantified using a visual analog scale (VAS) and functional outcome (Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)) in patients with single-level burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine

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

Time VAS ODI
Pre 7.3 ± 1.2 86.7 ± 5.8
6-month post 2.3 ± 0.9* 28.3 ± 7.6*
12-month post 1.9 ± 0.7* 16.7 ± 5.1*
  1. Mean ± SD.
  2. *p <0.05 compared with prior to surgery.