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Table 7 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 = 24) (histologically diagnosed) non-surgery group enchondromas (n = 38) (radiologically diagnosed) significance (p-value)
functional limitation score
 rating scale 0–3 0.3 (±0.6) 0.1 (±0.4) 0.06
pain score
 rating scale 0–10 2.3 (±2.1) 0.8 (±1.7) 0.001
satisfaction score
 rating scale 0–10 8.7 (±1.6) 9.2 (±1.3) 0.18
MSTS score
 rating scale 0–30 28.2 (±1.7) 29.2 (±1.5) 0.007