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Table 2 Complications and outcomes

From: Is laminectomy and fusion the better choice than laminoplasty for multilevel cervical myelopathy with signal changes on magnetic resonance imaging? A comparison of two posterior surgeries

Characteristics LF Group LP Group P Value
Unsatisfactory Placement of Screw (case) 5 0  
C5 Nerve Root Palsyc (case) 5 2  
Axial Symptom (case) 3 5  
Superficial Infection (case) 2 0  
Dural tear (case) 1 0  
Adjacent segment degeneration 2 0  
Total Complications 18 7 0.012^
Final Follow-up
 JOA 13.90 ± 1.01 14.29 ± 1.12 0.07#
 VAS-N 1.92 ± 0.94 1.73 ± 0.65 0.23#
 SF-36(PCS) 47.24 ± 9.71 49.82 ± 9.04 0.16#
 SF-36(MCS) 45.73 ± 7.76 48.99 ± 9.82 0.06#
ROM of Extension and Flexion(°) 5.23 ± 2.36 22.61 ± 6.75 < 0.001#
  1. JOA Japanese Orthopedic Association score
  2. VAS-N Visual Analogue Score of Neck
  3. SF-36 (PCS and MCS) The Physical and Mental Component Scores of the Short-Form 36
  4. ROM range of motion
  5. a T-test
  6. bChi-square test