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Table 4 The KSS scores in the two groups

From: Scalpel can achieve better clinical outcomes compared with electric cautery in primary total knee arthroplasty: a comparison study

Results Group S Group E p-value
Clinical score
 preop 36.4 ± 5.2 36.1 ± 4.6 0.781
 Postop 1 week 52.1 ± 8.8 47.3 ± 7.2 0.041
 Postop 1 month 72.4 ± 6.7 67.6 ± 5.9 0.038
 Postop 3 months 79.6 ± 6.9 74.3 ± 4.7 0.031
 Postop 6 months 82.4 ± 5.7 78.6 ± 5.9 0.041
 Postop 12 months 88.1 ± 3.7 87.6 ± 3.1 0.046
 Postop 24 months 92.5 ± 4.7 91.3 ± 4.9 0.039
Functional score
 preop 37.1 ± 5.4 38.6 ± 3.9 0.713
 Postop 1 week 48.6 ± 8.3 44.1 ± 7.6 0.031
 Postop 1 month 65.2 ± 6.8 61.1 ± 5.7 0.026
 Postop 3 months 71.1 ± 5.8 67.4 ± 4.2 0.035
 Postop 6 months 76.4 ± 4.2 72.1 ± 3.8 0.046
 Postop 12 months 81.1 ± 3.8 80.2 ± 3.2 0.025
 Postop 24 months 85.6 ± 3.6 84.1 ± 3.4 0.044
  1. KSS Knee Society Score; Preop Preoperation; Postop Postoperation; mean ± standard deviation