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Table 3 Clinical outcomes (ODI and VAS) (PLF vs. IBF)

From: Instrumented Posterolateral fusion versus instrumented Interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar diseases in uremic patients under hemodialysis

Characteristic PLF
(N = 34)
IBF
(N = 45)
p values
VAS (back pain)
 preoperative 4.9 ± 1.4 5.0 ± 1.5 0.320
 final 2.3 ± 2.3 2.1 ± 2.1 0.316
 preoperative vs final p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
VAS (leg pain)
 preoperative 6.3 ± 1.9 6.5 ± 2.1 0.452
 final 3.3 ± 2.3 3.5 ± 2.1 0.561
 preoperative vs final p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
ODI
 preoperative 38.5 ± 14.2 39.3 ± 18.0 0.216
 final 22.0 ± 12.1 23.9 ± 13.2 0.225
 Preoperative vs final p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
  1. VAS visual analog scale, ODI Oswestry Disability Index, PLF posterolateral fusion, IBF interbody fusion