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Table 2 Distributions of involved vertebral bodies and lumbar fusion sites

From: The efficacy of local continuous chemotherapy and postural drainage in combination with one-stage posterior surgery for the treatment of lumbar spinal tuberculosis

Group Affected vertebra(e) Fusion site
  L2 L2–3 L3 L4 L3–4 L4–5 L5 L2–3 L3–4 L4–5 L5–S1
A (n = 52) 2 (3.8 %) 6 (11.5 %) 5 (9.6 %) 6 (11.5 %) 9 (17.3 %) 19 (36.5 %) 5 (9.6 %) 8 (15.4 %) 13 (25 %) 25 (48.1 %) 6 (11.5 %)
B (n = 57) 3 (5.3 %) 7 (12.3 %) 7 (12.3 %) 15 (26.3 %) 7 (12.3 %) 12 (21.1 %) 6 (10.5 %) 6 (10.5 %) 13 (22.8 %) 27 (47.4 %) 11 (19.3 %)