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Table 4 Comparison of the wedge angle of the injured vertebral body

From: Effect of manual reduction and indirect decompression on thoracolumbar burst fracture: a comparison study

  Experimental group Control group t/t' P
Wedge angle of the injured vertebral body
 Preoperation 24.46 ± 3.42 23.94 ± 3.21 0.638 0.707
 3 days after operation 1.21 ± 0.32* 4.93 ± 1.15* 5.725 0.010*
t = 5.638, P < 0.05 t = 4.379, P < 0.05
 Last follow-up 1.15 ± 0.10* 5.01 ± 0.97* 4.625 0.019*
t = 3.898, P < 0.05 t = 3.752, P < 0.05
t = 0.852, P > 0.05 t = 0.068, P > 0.05
  1. Values are mean ± SD
  2. *Statistically significant
  3. Wedge angle of the injured vertebral body between 3 days after the operation and the last follow-up