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Table 5 Clinical outcome of enchondromas treated surgically or conservatively without consideration of lesion size. Clinical score values are shown as mean with standard deviation (±SD)

From: Outcome of conservative and surgical treatment of enchondromas and atypical cartilaginous tumors of the long bones: retrospective analysis of 228 patients

  surgery group enchondromas (n = 51) (histologically diagnosed) non-surgery group enchondromas (n = 125) (radiologically diagnosed) significance (p-value)
functional limitation score
 rating scale 0–3 0.2 (±0.5) 0.1 (±0.3) 0.036
pain score
 rating scale 0–10 1.6 (±2.1) 1.0 (±1.7) 0.024
satisfaction score
 rating scale 0–10 8.8 (±1.5) 9.2 (±1.2) 0.057
MSTS score
 rating scale 0–30 28.6 (±1.7) 29.2 (±1.3) 0.018