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Table 5 The comparisons of average VAS between the two groups on POD1–4

From: Comparative short-term outcomes of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program and non-ERAS traditional care in elderly patients undergoing lumbar arthrodesis: a retrospective study

VAS (back) VAS (leg)
comparison ERAS non-ERAS Traditional care P value ERAS non-ERAS Traditional care P value
POD 1 3.8 ± 1.7 5.7 ± 2.3 p = 0.028 3.2 ± 1.5 3.8 ± 1.7 p = 0.137
POD 2 3.6 ± 1.9 4.5 ± 2.2 p = 0.043 2.5 ± 1.6 3.5 ± 1.2 p = 0.088
POD 3 3.1 ± 1.2 3.8 ± 1.7 p = 0.122 2.0 ± 1.3 2.5 ± 0.9 p = 0.230
POD 4 2.7 ± 0.5 3.2 ± 0.9 p = 0.363 1.8 ± 0.8 2.0 ± 1.0 p = 0.594