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Table 3 Clinical evaluation of patients: postoperative data

From: Determining the effective timing of an open arthrolysis for post-traumatic elbow stiffness: a retrospective cohort study

CharacteristicsERMRLRP value
No. of patients317824 
Extension, °6 ± 911 ± 149 ± 10.205
Flexion, °129 ± 11125 ± 9128 ± 9.094
ROM, °122 ± 18114 ± 18120 ± 17.067
MEPS, points93 ± 991 ± 1094 ± 8.350
 Excellent, n19 (61)41 (52)16 (67).329
 Good, n11 (35)32 (41)8 (33)
 Fair, n1 (3)5 (6)0 (0)
Pain VAS, points0.9 ± 1.21.3 ± 1.70.8 ± 1.2.227
Ulnar nerve symptoms (Dellon classification)   .497
 None, n25 (81)65 (83)17 (71)
 Grade I, n5 (16)9 (11)7 (29)
 Grade II, n1 (3)4 (5)0 (0)
  1. ER early release group, MR median release group, LR late release group, ROM range of motion, MEPS Mayo Elbow Performance Score, VAS visual analog scale
  2. The final postoperative follow-up in 2018, with the shortest and the longest follow-up periods at 12 months and 36 months, respectively
  3. Categorical variables are presented as number (%)
  4. Continuous variables are presented as mean ± standard deviation