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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 4 Postoperative pain (VAS scale) and narcotic consumption of patients in the PL and ALS groups

From: Comparison of short-term outcomes of anterolateral supine approach and posterolateral approach for primary total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective study

VAS at different PODs and number of narcotics consumed PL ALS P value
VAS (POD 0) 46.9 ± 28.1 51.2 ± 28.4 0.47
POD 1 40.5 ± 26.5 35.3 ± 28 0.36
POD 2 35.8 ± 26.1 32.3 ± 25.9 0.53
POD 3 24.4 ± 23.5 25.3 ± 26.1 0.85
POD 4 20.5 ± 22.2 18.2 ± 21.7 0.63
POD 5 17.4 ± 21 17.5 ± 19.3 0.97
POD 6 12.4 ± 16.9 16.5 ± 19.2 0.27
POD 7 11.7 ± 17.2 16 ± 18.4 0.25
Narcotic consumption (numbers) 1.7 ± 1.8 1.8 ± 2.1 0.51
  1. ALS: anterolateral supine; PL: posterolateral; POD: postoperative day; VAS: visual analog scale