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Table 3 Change of the percentage of each test value compared to the maximal level at the early postoperative period

From: Natural progress of D-dimer following total joint arthroplasty: a baseline for the diagnosis of the early postoperative infection

  PreOP vs POD_1 POD_1 vs POD_2 POD_2 vs POD_3
D-dimer
 Mean difference (%) 83.4 − 65.5 2.2
p value 0.000 0.000 0.303
CRP
 Mean difference (%) 34.9 59.2 − 5.0
p value 0.000 0.000 0.034
ESR
 Mean difference (%) − 24.1 30.4 29.9
p value 0.000 0.000 0.000