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Table 3 Radiographic assessments of patients in three groups (mean ± SD)

From: Partial uncinatectomy combined with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for the treatment of one-level cervical radiculopathy: analysis of clinical efficacy and sagittal alignment

Group ACDF with UT ACDF without UT p
C2-7 A (°)
 preoperative 14.23 ± 5.06 12.93 ± 7.00 0.345
 1 week 13.26 ± 8.13 11.96 ± 6.46 0.176
 Last follow-up 12.78 ± 7.49 11.25 ± 6.62 0.317
 dC2-7 A (°) -1.45 ± 8.45 -1.69 ± 7.72 0.874
FSUA (°)
 preoperative 3.24 ± 1.93 3.37 ± 1.89 0.875
 1 week 3.12 ± 1.88 3.21 ± 1.87 0.826
 Last follow-up 3.05 ± 1.80 3.09 ± 1.93 0.914
 dFSUA (°) -0.25 ± 0.58 -0.28 ± 0.59 0.862
C2-7 SVA (mm)
 preoperative 18.67 ± 6.08 19.84 ± 7.00 0.417
 1 week 18.32 ± 6.03 18.17 ± 6.99 0.915
 Last follow-up 18.62 ± 6.33 15.75 ± 6.02 0.034 *
 dC2-7 SVA (mm) -0.05 ± 6.22 -4.09 ± 9.21 0.023 *
St-SVA (mm)
 preoperative 28.09 ± 5.83 29.86 ± 6.69 0.417
 1 week 24.80 ± 6.36 25.17 ± 5.39 0.052
 Last follow-up 26.25 ± 10.64 22.15 ± 8.44 0.033 *
 dSt-SVA (mm) -2.49 ± 12.51 -7.70 ± 8.44 0.019 *
T1 slope (°)
 preoperative 27.92 ± 6.66 26.29 ± 6.30 0.229
 1 week 26.55 ± 5.19 27.00 ± 5.71 0.709
 Last follow-up 26.79 ± 6.20 27.19 ± 7.07 0.784
 dT1 slope(°) -1.18 ± 5.69 0.91 ± 7.23 0.149
  1. SD standard deviation, C2-7 A C2-7 angle; FSUA, functional spinal unit angle,C2-7 SVA C2-7 sagittal vertical axis, St-SVA sellar turcica–sagittal vertical axis
  2. d: the difference of parameters at last follow-up and preoperative
  3. *Indicates statistically significant differences (p < 0.05)