Table 4

Segmental (A) and cervical lordosis (B)
A) Segmental Lordosis (plain [°] mean ± SEM)
Variable TTN (n = 44) PEEK (n = 42) p-value
Operated Segment [°]
  Pre-OP 2.71 ± 4.68 4.43 ± 3.37 0.054
  Post-OP 5.49 ± 3.85** 6.48 ± 3.67** 0.223
  Final 4.06 ± 3.65** 5.51 ± 4.13** 0.075
B) Cervical Lordosis (plain [°] mean ± SEM)
Variable TTN (n = 44) PEEK (n = 42) p-value
C2-7 [°]
  Pre-OP 10.750 ± 14.44 16.31 ± 11.18
    0.050
  Post-OP 14.034 ± 12.44* 17.64 ± 9.96* 0.143
  Final 13.140 ± 12.71 13.29 ± 7.06 0.288

4A: **significant differences (p < 0.031) comparing pre-OP with post-OP (=correction) as well as post-OP with final within the groups (=loss of correction)

4B: *significant differences (p < 0.048) comparing pre-OP with post-OP (=correction) within the groups.

Cabraja et al.

Cabraja et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:172   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-172

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