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Table 2 Relationship between apical disc degeneration and apical ROM

From: Do the disc degeneration and osteophyte contribute to the curve rigidity of degenerative scoliosis?

Location Degeneration score Disc angle on standing films Disc angle on bending films ROM r P
Apical disc −1 2.56 ± 0.63 5.50 ± 2.47 3.10 ± 1.96 43.64 ± 23.72 −0.530 <0.001*
Apical disc 4.23 ± 0.71 10.12 ± 3.17 8.11 ± 3.25 19.86 ± 14.88 −0.527 <0.001*
Apical disc +1 3.34 ± 0.66 6.42 ± 2.81 4.78 ± 2.13 25.54 ± 16.11 −0.394 0.015*
Apical disc +2 2.92 ± 0.68 4.75 ± 2.49 2.89 ± 1.77 39.16 ± 16.54 −0.425 0.012*
  1. *P < 0.05