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Table 4 Time spent in hospital in days, time taken to return to work in months, and ODI at all time scales

From: The management of thoracolumbar burst fractures: a prospective study between conservative management, traditional open spinal surgery and minimally interventional spinal surgery

  Conservative (Range) Open surgery (Range) MIS (Range)
Time in hospital (days) 36 (10–104) 4 (2–7) 2 (1–4)
Time to return to work (months) 9 (3–24) 4 (0.5-9) 2 (0.1-6)
ODI prior to metalwork removal n/a 14 (4–26) 4 (0–10)
ODI at 18 months 32 (12–46) 14 (4–26) 4 (0–10)
ODI at 30 months 32 (12–46) 14 (4–26) 4 (0–10)