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Table 6 Sub-group with lesion size < 4.4 cm: clinical outcome of enchondromas treated surgically or conservatively. 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 = 27) (histologically diagnosed) non-surgery group enchondromas (n = 87) (radiologically diagnosed) significance (p-value)
functional limitation score
 rating scale 0–3 0.2 (±0.5) 0.1 (±0.3) 0.20
pain score
 rating scale 0–10 0.7 (±1.4) 1.1 (±1.8) 0.48
satisfaction score
 rating scale 0–10 9.1 (±1.4) 9.2 (±1.2) 0.84
MSTS score
 rating scale 0–30 29.2 (±1.3) 29.2 (±1.3) 0.87