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Table 2 The improvement of visual analog scale, Frankel’s scale, and modified Brodsky’s criteria before surgery, after surgery, and 1 year later

From: Posterior transpedicular approach with circumferential debridement and anterior reconstruction as a salvage procedure for symptomatic failed vertebroplasty

Case number Preop VAS Postop VAS 1 yr VAS Preop MBC Postop MBC 1 yr MBC Preop FS Postop FS 1 yr FS
1 9 3 2 P G G C D E
2 7 3 3 F E E E E E
3 8 2 2 P G E C D E
4 9 4 3 P G G D D E
5 8 4 3 P G G C D D
6 8 3 2 P G G D E E
7 9 3 2 P G E D E E
8 8 4 3 P G G E E E
9 9 3 2 P G G C D E
10 8 3 2 F G G E E E
  1. Preop preoperative; Postop postoperative; 1 yr 1 year later; VAS visual analog scale: 0 means no pain and 10 means the most pain possible; MBC modified Brodsky’s criteria: P poor, F fair, G good, E excellent; FS Frankel’s scale: A complete paralysis, B sensory function only below the injury level, C incomplete motor function below injury level, D fair to good motor function below injury level, E normal function.