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Table 2 Comparison of patient backgrounds according to preoperative facet degeneration

From: Does cervical facet degeneration impact surgical outcomes and sagittal balance in patients with radiculopathy?

  Mild-FD group Severe-FD group p-value
No. of patients 102 48  
Mean grading score of FD  ≤ 2  > 2  
Age (year) 44.70 ± 5.22 51.40 ± 4.66  < 0.001
Sex (male/female) 60/42 26/22 0.591
Duration of symptoms (months) 10.06 ± 4.63 13.88 ± 5.11  < 0.001
Incidence of Modic Change 18(17.6%) 8(16.7%) 0.882
Disc height (mm) 4.06 ± 0.24 3.79 ± 0.30  < 0.001
Interfacet distance (mm) 2.44 ± 0.62 1.96 ± 0.54  < 0.001
  1. FD, facet degeneration