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Table 1 Neurologic recovery (n = 36)

From: Posterior indirect reduction and pedicle screw fixation without laminectomy for Denis type B thoracolumbar burst fractures with incomplete neurologic deficit

  Preoperative Postoperative
Frankel scale gradea   
 A 0 0
 B 9 0
 C 12 7
 D 15 12
 E 0 17
ASIA score* 25.4 ± 10.8 42.1 ± 10.5
  1. ASIA American Spinal Injury Association
  2. *Statistically significant: P < 0.05
  3. aThe median improvement was 1.1 grades in Frankel’s scale