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Table 3 Comparison of the patients with respect to the use of painkillers, pain-free walking time, and time taken to return to daily activities

From: Platelet-rich plasma treatment improves postoperative recovery in patients with pilonidal sinus disease: a randomized controlled clinical trial

  Group A Group B Group C p
Quantity of painkillers needed 9.5 ± 4.3
10 (0–14)
3.4 ± 2.5
4 (0–10)
0.1 ± 0.3
0 (0–1)
< 0.001α,β,γ
Pain-free walking time 6.4 ± 2.3
6 (3–12)
5.3 ± 2.3
6 (1–12)
2.7 ± 0.7
3 (2–4)
< 0.001β,γ
Time taken to return to daily activities 16.3 ± 5.6
15.5 (7–30)
9.0 ± 4.5
8 (3–20)
3.0 ± 1.1
3 (2–5)
< 0.001α,β,γ
  1. αThere was a significant difference between Group A and Group B after post hoc analysis
  2. βThere was a significant difference between Group A and Group C after post hoc analysis
  3. γThere was a significant difference between Group B and Group C after post hoc analysis