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Table 4 Improvements in SI joint pain at 12- and 24- months post-operatively

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

  Open surgical   Minimally invasive  
Fusion   Fusion  
Change Category 12 Mo 24 Mo 12 Mo 24 Mo
Improvement of at least 2 points 69 (61.1%) 29 (50.0%) 80 (86.0%) 31 (81.6%)
Improvement of <2 points 17 (15.0%) 7 (12.1%) 6 (6.5%) 1 (2.6%)
No change or worsening 27 (23.9%) 22 (37.9%) 7 (7.5%) 6 (15.8%)
Improvement of at least 2.5 points or postoperative score <3.5 points 66/114 (58%) 27/58 (47%) 81/94 (86%) 31/38 (82%)