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Table 2 Functional evaluations at final follow-up, comparing the patients with and without osteoarthritic change

From: Long-term radiographic outcomes and functional evaluation of ulnar shortening osteotomy in patients with ulnar impaction syndrome and reverse oblique sigmoid notch: a retrospective case series study

Evaluations Patients (n = 7)
with DRUJ osteoarthritic change
Mean ± SD (Range)
Patients (n = 15) without DRUJ osteoarthritic change
Mean ± SD (Range)
p-value
Age at operation (years) 54.1 ± 8.2 (37–61) 47.5 ± 13.2 (25–63) 0.237
Follow-up period (months) 83.7 ± 32.7 (36–134) 97.7 ± 40.8 (62–179) 0.680
Shortening length (mm) 4.0 ± 0.8 (3–5) 3.7 ± 0.8 (3–6) 0.407
Inclination angle change (o) 8.9 ± 1.5 (6–10) 10.1 ± 2.6 (6–15) 0.185
Flexion (o) 68.6 ± 11.1 (50–80) 77.3 ± 5.6 (70–90) 0.106
Extension (o) 75.0 ± 6.5 (70–85) 77.7 ± 6.5 (65–90) 0.407
Pronation (o) 76.4 ± 4.8 (70–80) 79.3 ± 1.8 (75–80) 0.237
Supination (o) 78.6 ± 5.6 (70–85) 84.3 ± 4.6 (80–90) 0.047*
VAS in rest 0.3 ± 0.5 (0–1) 0.1 ± 0.4 (0–1) 0.581
VAS during Activity 1.9 ± 0.9 (1–3) 1.0 ± 0.8 (0–2) 0.066
QuickDASH 18.0 ± 12.1 (4.5–34.1) 13.8 ± 6.8 (2.3–27.3) 0.490
Modified Mayo Wrist Score 90.0 ± 9.6 (70–95) 92.3 ± 4.6 (80–100) 0.945
Grip strength (Kg) 23.9 ± 2.6 (19–27) 30.2 ± 8.5 (20–50) 0.032*
  1. Abbreviations: DRUJ distal radioulnar joint, VAS visual analogue scale, SD standard deviation, NA not available
  2. p-value using Mann-Whitney U-test. *: p < 0.05