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Table 3 The reduction of intervertebral space height at the adjacent segment

From: The effects of cages implantation on surgical and adjacent segmental intervertebral foramina

  Group A Group B Group C P value
ΔSH1 (mm) 0.232±0.588 0.107±0.789 0.398±1.033 0.560
ΔSH2 (mm) 0.261±0.894 0.208±0.850 0.322±1.011 0.928
ΔFH1 (mm) 0.471±1.122 0.329±0.897 0.800±1.031 0.391
ΔFH2 (mm) 0.511±1.024 0.492±0.929 0.833±1.142 0.596
  1. ΔSH1, the reduction of intervertebral disk space height at the adjacent upper segment after surgery (ΔSH1=H1−postoperative H1); ΔSH2, the reduction of intervertebral disk space height at the adjacent lower segment after surgery (ΔSH2=H2−postoperative H2); ΔFH1, the reduction of intervertebral disk space height of the adjacent upper segment at the last follow-up (ΔFH1=H1−follow-up H); ΔFH2, the reduction of intervertebral disk space height of the adjacent lower segment at the last follow-up (ΔFH2=H2−follow-up H2)