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Table 2 Median (range) VAS and DASH scores (0 = best; 100 = worst) and the number with VAS scores that were considered excellent (VAS < 16)

From: Abductor pollicis longus tendon interposition for arthrosis of the first carpo-metacarpal joint. Long-term results

  3.5-year review [2] (n = 55) 13-year review (n = 36)
   Excellent   Excellent
Pain (VAS) 11 (0–85) 36 (65 %) 15 (0–75) 22 (61 %)
Cosmesis (VAS) 5 (0–100) 37 (67 %) 8 (0–98) 33 (92 %)
General satisfaction (VAS) 5 (0–100) 34 (62 %) 15 (0–89) 24 (67 %)
Regretted surgery 4 (7 %)   3 (8 %)  
DASH score 28 (0–84)   20 (0–62)  
(n = 47) (n = 33)
  1. “Regretted surgery”: Those who stated that they would not have consented to surgery if they had known the outcome in advance)