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Table 8 Comparison of clinical outcomes between transverse and oblique groups

From: Morphological changes of contralateral intervertebral foramen induced by cage insertion orientation after unilateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

  Pre-operation 3 months post-operation 6 months post-operation p value*
VAS leg (o-group) 7.21 ± 1.03 2.38 ± 1.25 2.05 ± 0.97 0.186
VAS leg (t-group) 7.77 ± 1.04 2.13 ± 1.01 1.97 ± 0.72
VAS back (o-group) 5.85 ± 1.23 2.10 ± 0.94 1.85 ± 0.90 0.335
VAS back (t-group) 5.97 ± 1.52 2.53 ± 0.94 2.07 ± 0.74
ODI (o-group) 49.51 ± 9.65 23.41 ± 6.46 14.31 ± 4.32 0.966
ODI (t-group) 52.20 ± 10.09 21.20 ± 5.74 15.13 ± 4.84
  1. *Comparison of the improvement rates of VAS and ODI between the two groups at 6 months postoperatively
  2. ODI Oswestry disability index, VAS visual analog scale