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Table 4 Patients’ Outcomes in Dependence on Posterior Short- versus Long-Segmental Stabilization

From: Midterm outcome after posterior stabilization of unstable Midthoracic spine fractures in the elderly

Parameter SSS (n = 5) LSS (n = 29) p-value
mean range mean range
ODI 30.0 0–54 31.5 0–80 0.92
PSC (SF-36) 33.6 17.2–51.8 33.6 17.5–62.1 1.0
Time-Up-and-Go Test [s] 9.0 7–11 11.3 5–38 0.94
Pain [VAS] 3.5 1–6 3.2 0–8 0.89
Reduction loss [°] 5.8 -1 - 10 4.1 0–13 0.45
Rel. med. Vertebral body height [%] 78.2 71–86 69.3 45–115 0.19
Thoracal kyphosise [°] 65.2 41–85 68.1 30–100 0.94
Sacral slope [°] 36.0 29–43 32.7 -1 - 62 0.95
Pelvic tilt [°] 20.5 19–22 21.4 7–41 0.95
Follow-up time [months] 83.4 50–111 54.3 18–103 0.04
Thoracic cage fractures [%] 0% 34.4% 0.01
Complication rate [%] 20% 13,8% 0.89
R. further vert. Fractures [%] 80% 27,6% 0.03
  1. SSS Short segmental stabilization, LSS Long segmental stabilization, ODI Oswestry disability index, PSC Physical summary score, NRS Numeric rating score, R. Rate, vert. Vertebral
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