Skip to main content

Table 3 Comparison of preoperative and postoperative mean VAS scores

From: Preoperative prone position exercises: a simple and novel method to improve tolerance to kyphoplasty for treatment of single level osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

  Preoperation The first postoperative day 3 months after operation 6 months after operation
Exercises group 7.8 ± 1.1 2.4 ± 1.0* 2.4 ± 0.9* 2.3 ± 0.7*
Control group 7.6 ± 1.0 2.4 ± 1.0* 2.5 ± 1.0* 2.4 ± 0.8*
  1. Abbreviations: VAS visual analogue scale (VAS: 0 = no pain at all, 10 = worst pain imaginable)