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Table 2 The clinical data of patients in two groups

From: Anterior debridement, bone grafting and fixation for cervical spine tuberculosis: an iliac bone graft versus a structural manubrium graft

Characteristic Group A(15 patients) Group B(8 patients) p
Surgical time (min) 173.3 ± 20.8 179.8 ± 46.4 0.631
Blood Loss (ml) 323.4 ± 105.1 281.0 ± 84.2 0.336
Ambulation time (day) 6.7. ±1.4 3.8 ± 0.8 0.000
Duration of follow-up(m) 24.0 ± 5.7 25.8 ± 7.6 0.509
Fusion time(m) 4.3 ± 1.6 4.4 ± 1.4 0.917
ESR
 Preoperative 55.2 ± 19.1 61.4 ± 19.5 0.170
 Postoperative 21.8 ± 9.9a 26.8 ± 6.2a 0.144
 Final follow-up 11.4 ± 6.3a 13.5 ± 4.3a 0.371
Cobb(°)
 Preoperative 18.1 ± 8.2 16.3 ± 8.2 0.577
 Postoperative −2.4 ± 2.6a − 2.1 ± 2.8a 0.746
 Final follow-up −1.0 ± 2.2a − 1.4 ± 2.5a 0.732
VAS (donor-site)
 A week Post-op 3.4 ± 0.9 2.3 ± 0.9  
 3-months Post-op 1.6 ± 0.7b 1.1 ± 0.7b 0.005
 Final follow-up 0.7 ± 0.5b 0.6 ± 0.5b 0.070
 Complication(donor-site) 3 0 0.569
  1. VAS 10-point visual analog scale
  2. a Compared with preoperative (P < 0.05)
  3. bCompared with A week Post-op (P < 0.05)