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Table 3 Comparison of the outcome measurements

From: Cervical Arthroplasty for Traumatic Disc Herniation: An Age- and Sex-matched Comparison with Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

  Arthroplasty ACDF p value
(n = 15) (n = 15)
Operation time (min) 214.3 ± 56.8 200.6 ± 58.1 0.52
Estimated blood loss (ml) 94.1 ± 102.0 128.1 ± 125.3 0.56
Post op neck pain VAS 1.7 ± 2.0 1.0 ± 1.4 0.38
Post op arm pain VAS 1.5 ± 2.1 1.1 ± 1.3 0.63
Post op ROM 6.2 ± 5.0 0.5 ± 0.4 0.002*
Rate of HO 40 % (n = 6) - -
  1. ROM: range of motion, HO: heterotopic ossification
  2. *p < 0.05, statistically significant