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Table 2 Comparison of surgical outcomes between PLIF and TLIF

From: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) versus posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) in the treatment of single-level lumbar spondylolisthesis

Parameters PLIF group (n = 46) TLIF group (n = 48) P value
Operation time (minutes) 127.39 ± 21.62 114.48 ± 13.26 0.0004
Blood loss (cm3) 456.96 ± 120.74 366.15 ± 78.49 0.0001
VAS back pre 7.00 ± 1.26 7.25 ± 1.28 0.1717
VAS back post 2.26 ± 1.00 1.77 ± 0.75 0.0044
VAS back change 4.74 ± 1.14 5.40 ± 1.18 0.0037
VAS leg pre 7.39 ± 1.24 7.17 ± 1.36 0.1752
VAS leg post 3.24 ± 1.18 2.98 ± 0.91 0.0824
VAS leg change 4.15 ± 1.44 4.19 ± 1.41 0.4245
ODI pre 51.42 ± 12.45 55.37 ± 13.05 0.0684
ODI post 16.85 ± 4.44 17.67 ± 7.33 0.2581
ODI change 33.98 ± 10.40 37.70 ± 10.61 0.0449
Postoperative complications (number of cases) 5 3  
Dural tear 2 1  
Nerve root injury (neurologic deficit) 2 0  
Wound infection 1 2