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Table 2 Comparison of visual analogue scale, Frankel scale, modified Brodsky criteria, and Cobb’s angle before and after surgery

From: Single posterior approach for circumferential decompression and anterior reconstruction using cervical trabecular metal mesh cage in patients with metastatic spinal tumour

Case number Pre-op VAS Post-op VAS Pre-op MBC Post-op MBC Pre-op FS Post-op FS Pre-op CA Post-op CA
1 8 2 P G C E 6 14
2 7 3 F G D E −21 −3
3 8 3 F G D E 22 27
4 8 4 P G D E −23 −14
5 9 4 P G C D −56 −41
6 8 3 F E E E 17 20
7 8 3 P G D E −19 1
8 8 4 P F D D −5 5
9 8 3 P G D E −10 2
10 9 3 F G E E 19 31
11 8 3 P G D E 11 16
12 7 3 F G D E −4 7
13 8 3 P F D D −15 −9
14 9 4 P G D E 18 34
15 8 3 F E D E −23 −12
16 8 3 P G D E 20 28
17 9 3 P G C D −38 −32
18 8 4 F G E E −12 3
19 9 3 P G D E −22 7
20 8 2 F E D E 14 33
  1. Pre-op pre-operative, Post-op post-operative, VAS visual analogue scale (0 means no pain and 10 the most pain possible), MBC modified Brodsky criteria (P poor, F fair, G good, E excellent), FS Frankel scale (A complete paralysis, B sensory function only below the injury level, C incomplete motor function below the injury level, D fair to good motor function below the injury level, E normal function), CA Cobb’s angle