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Table 4 Clinical outcomes according to modified Macnab criteria

From: Direct reduction of high-grade lumbosacral spondylolisthesis with anterior cantilever technique - surgical technique note and preliminary results

Result Patients (n) Rate (%) Criteria
Excellent 6 55 No pain; no restriction of mobility; return to normal work and level of activity
Good 4 36 Occasional nonradicular pain; relief of presenting symptoms; return to modified work
Fair 0 0 Some improved functional capacity; still handicapped and unemployed
Poor 1 9 Continued objective symptoms of root involvement; additional operative intervention needed at the index level irrespective of length of postoperative follow-up