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Table 5 Comparison of clinical outcomes 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
VAS (neck pain) 4.52 ± 1.68 5.23 ± 1.21 0.010
VAS (arm pain) 5.47 ± 1.30 5.25 ± 1.06 0.275
NDI 17.44 ± 5.13 21.48 ± 4.83  < 0.001
Physical functioning 30.59 ± 10.11 30.00 ± 6.68 0.917
Social functioning 37.00 ± 8.22 36.38 ± 8.27 0.625
Bodily pain 45.04 ± 8.50 43.31 ± 6.72 0.213
Vitality 34.12 ± 6.23 35.73 ± 6.19 0.120
Mental health 8.45 ± 3.20 8.35 ± 3.62 0.857
General health 5.10 ± 14.73 6.21 ± 13.10 0.657
  1. FD, facet degeneration; VAS, visual analog scale; NDI, neck disability index