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Table 5 Frankel grading in the two groups with lumbar spinal tuberculosis before and after surgery (cases)

From: A comparative study to evaluate the feasibility of preoperative percutaneous catheter drainage for the treatment of lumbar spinal tuberculosis with psoas abscess

  Before surgery The final follow-up
Group A (grades) Group B (grades)
Grades Group A Group B A B C D E A B C D E
Grade A 0 0           
Grade B 0 0           
Grade C 6 4     2 4     2 2
Grade D 4 4      4      4
Grade E 26 24      26      24
Summation 36 32     2 34     2 30