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Table 4 SF-36 results: Connection of the preoperative quality of life (MCS) to the postoperative values of the clinical scores (18 Months FU), and to the duration of incapacity for work (weeks)

From: Health-related quality of life and clinical outcomes following medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy: a prospective study

Clinical Score (FU 18 months) (1)
Preoperative
MCS < 50
(2)
Preoperative MCS ≥ 50
T df p
IKDC 63.2 ± 20.4 (N = 44) 81.5 ± 13.9 (N = 41) −4.778 83 <.001**
HSS 86.1 ± 14.8 (N = 44) 94.1 ± 10.3 (N = 42) −2.904 84 .005*
Lysholm 77.6 ± 22.7 (N = 44) 89.7 ± 15.8 (N = 42) −2.854 84 .005*
Lequesne 5.1 ± 4.8 (N = 43) 1.6 ± 2.9 (N = 42) 4.083 83 <.001**
Duration of incapacity for work 15.0 ± 12.8 (N = 39) 9.1 ± 4.8 (N = 39) 2.680 68 0.009*