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Table 3 Surgery and post-surgery data (post hoc analysis)

From: A comparison of clinical efficacy between different surgical approaches for popliteal cyst

  Group A vs B Group A vs C Group B vs C
t/x 2 P value t/x 2 P value t/x 2 P value
Surgical time (min) − 45.523 < 0.001 1.208 0.779 46.731 < 0.001
Length of incision (cm) − 12.109 < 0.001 − 9.012 < 0.001 3.097 < 0.001
Incision healing rate 9.336 0.002 10.214 0.001 0.015 0.901
Postoperative VAS score − 1.449 < 0.001 − 1.104 < 0.001 0.345 0.228
Hospitalization time (days) − 8.051 < 0.001 − 8.076 < 0.001 − 0.025 0.983
Recovery to grade 0 or I cysts 0.145 0.704 12.254 < 0.001 6.947 0.008
Recurrence rate 0.145 0.704 12.254 < 0.001 6.947 0.008
Lysholm score at last follow-up 5.581 < 0.001 6.964 < 0.001 1.383 0.349