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Table 3 SI joint pain ratings at baseline and at 12- and 24-months postoperatively

From: Open versus minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion: a multi-center comparison of perioperative measures and clinical outcomes

   Open surgical Minimally invasive
Fusion Fusion
  N Mean (SD) or % N Mean (SD) or %
VAS pain score at baseline 139 7.1 (1.9) 113 8.3 (1.6)
VAS pain score at 12 months 114 4.6 (3.0) 94 2.3 (2.6)
VAS pain score at 24 months 58 5.6 (2.9) 38 1.7 (2.9)
Change in VAS pain score at 12 months 113 -2.7 (3.2) 93 -6.2 (3.1)
Change in VAS pain score at 24 months 58 -2.0 (3.3) 38 -5.6 (3.5)