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Table 2 Diameter of the sciatic nerve and shear wave elastography findings of the groups

From: The relationship of the shear wave elastography findings of patients with unilateral lumbar disc herniation and clinical characteristics

Study group (N = 20) Mean ± SD Max-min P value
Elasticity (kPa)
 affected side 20.4 ± 4.6 27.5–11.4 P < 0.05*
 unaffected side 12.9 ± 2.2 17.3–8.9
Width (mm)
 affected side 8.7 ± 1.6 11.3–6.5 P = 0.190
 unaffected side 8.0 ± 1.6 11.3–5.6
Thickness (mm)
 affected side 7.2 ± 1.2 9.9–5.4 P = 0.305
 unaffected side 6.7 ± 1.5 9.3–4.2
Control group (N = 27)
Elasticity (kPa)
 left 12.7 ± 2.1 17.7–8.0 P = 0.180
 right 13.5 ± 1.9 17.6–9.6