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Table 3 Medians, minima and maxima for the distribution of SF-36 physical and mental scale (range 0 - 100%, 100% = optimum rating) before and four, six, 12 weeks after posterior versus direct lateral approach; p-values derived from two sample Wilcoxon test at each assessment time, respectively

From: Short-term outcome after posterior versus lateral surgical approach for total hip arthroplasty - a randomized clinical trial*

SF-36 physical scale [range 0 - 100%]
approach preoperative four weeks six weeks three months
posterior
direct lateral
p-value
26 (8-64)
28 (9-70)
0.515
36 (13-68)
33 (12-61)
0.359
44 (21-91)
40 (17-70)
0.879
50 (19-92)
49 (14-91)
0.426
SF-36 mental scale [range 0 - 100%]
approach preoperative four weeks six weeks three months
posterior
direct lateral
p-value
60 (22-89)
53 (12-87)
0.455
62 (28-82)
48 (12-86)
0.085
68 (34-89)
54 (22-91)
0.175
78 (20-94)
69 (26-90)
0.439