Table 2:

Postvertebroplasty pain and medication usage at 1-month and 1-year follow-ups

AllType of PainP ValuePain MedicationP Value
SevereNonsevereGivenNot Given
One-month follow-up
    No. patients (% lost to follow-up)399 (7)68 (1)331 (8)123 (8)276 (7)
    No. patients with pain scores36961308113256
    Median VAS rest pain score (IQR)0 (0–3)2 (0–3)0 (0–3).160 (0–2)0 (0–3).25
    Median VAS activity pain score (IQR)4 (0–6)3 (0–5)4 (0–6).253 (0–6)4 (0–6).67
    No. patients with pain medication scores38360323119264
    Median pain medication score (IQR)3 (0–4)3 (0–4)3 (1–4).173 (1–4)3 (0–4).33
    Change in pain medication score from prevertebroplasty
        Unchanged (%)99 (26)12 (20)87 (27).3431 (26)68 (26).99
        Improved (%)167 (43)21 (35)146 (45).1652 (43)115 (44).99
        Worsened (%)117 (31)27 (45)90 (28).009736 (31)81 (31).99
One-year follow-up
    No. patients (% lost to follow-up)307 (28)46 (33)261 (28)100 (25)207 (30)
    No. patients with pain scores2884424493195
    Median VAS rest pain score (IQR)0 (0–2)0 (0–3)0 (0–2).02470 (0–3)0 (0–2).43
    Median VAS activity pain score (IQR)3 (0–6)4 (0–6)3 (0–6).173 (0–6)3 (0–6).78
    No. patients with pain medication scores1762914759117
    Median pain medication score (IQR)3 (1–4)3 (1–4)3 (1–4).303 (1–4)3 (1–4).65
    Change in pain medication score from prevertebroplasty
        Unchanged (%)63 (36)9 (31)54 (37).6725 (42)38 (32).24
        Improved (%)63 (36)9 (31)54 (37).6723 (39)40 (34).62
        Worsened (%)50 (28)11 (38)39 (27).2611 (19)39 (33).0514