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Table 2 Visual analog scale scores for low back pain and leg pain from preoperatively to postoperative day 10

From: Intraoperative anti-inflammatory drugs combined with no drainage after MIS-TLIF in the treatment of recurrent lumbar disc herniation: an RCT

  Low back pain Leg pain
Parameter Intervention group Control group P value Intervention group Control group P value
PRE 5.74 ± 3.15 5.67 ± 3.27 0.940 7.69 ± 2.24 7.76 ± 2.31 0.916
POD1 1.38 ± 1.48* 3.19 ± 1.71* <0.0001 0.51 ± 0.87* 1.57 ± 1.97* < 0.0001
POD2 1.27 ± 1.36* 2.15 ± 1.49* 0.038 0.69 ± 1.06* 3.14 ± 2.35* < 0.0001
POD3 1.84 ± 1.50* 3.48 ± 1.89* 0.002 1.68 ± 1.55* 4.00 ± 2.47* < 0.0001
POD4 1.71 ± 1.33* 3.59 ± 1.94* <0.0001 1.52 ± 1.40* 4.08 ± 2.19* < 0.0001
POD5 1.70 ± 1.41* 3.21 ± 1.83* <0.0001 0.71 ± 0.54* 3.71 ± 2.46* < 0.0001
POD6 1.28 ± 1.21* 2.11 ± 1.55* 0.044 0.69 ± 0.47* 2.06 ± 1.38* < 0.0001
POD7 1.09 ± 1.16* 1.53 ± 1.36* 0.234 0.43 ± 0.31* 1.33 ± 1.12* 0.001
POD8 0.87 ± 0.82* 1.03 ± 1.16* 0.584 0.38 ± 0.39* 0.77 ± 0.63* 0.013
POD9 0.84 ± 0.71* 0.86 ± 0.82* 0.928 0.41 ± 0.37* 0.75 ± 0.68* 0.038
POD10 0.85 ± 0.69* 0.89 ± 0.90* 0.864 0.39 ± 0.35* 0.53 ± 0.47* 0.248
  1. PRE preoperative, POD postoperative day
  2. *There is a significant difference compared with preoperatively