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Table 3 Analysis of the Short-Form Health Survey-36 (SF-36) subscales

From: Deformity correction and extremity lengthening in the lower leg: comparison of clinical outcomes with two external surgical procedures

Fixator type Physical summary scale Mental summary scale Physical function Physical role function Pain General health perception Vitality Social function Emotional role function Mental health
TSF           
Mean 42.2 51.1 56.7 56.1 70.4 73.8 62.3 73.9 85.9 76.2
n 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0
SD 9.1 8.8 24.8 40.5 23.6 14.4 15.6 27.1 34.4 12.0
Min. 25.0 20.0 5.0 0.0 31.0 35.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 36.0
Max. 59.0 63.0 95.0 100.0 100.0 92.0 85.0 100.0 100.0 96.0
IRF           
Mean 44.1 53.2 67.0 87.5 67.7 61.3 59.8 88.1 98.3 75.6
n 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
SD 9.5 5.6 26.9 25.0 27.9 23.8 18.9 17.0 7.4 14.7
Min. 24.0 43.0 20.0 25.0 22.0 25.0 15.0 50.0 66.7 44.0
Max. 56.0 61.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 92.0 80.0 100.0 100.0 96.0
  1. IRF Ilizarov ring fixator, Max. maximum, Min. minimum, SD standard deviation, TSF Taylor Spatial Frame