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Table 3 Analysis of pain, according to numerical visual scale, before and after intervention

From: Intramedullary reaming modality for management of postoperative long bone infection: a prospective randomized controlled trial in 44 patients

 BeforeAfterP value
Pain*
 All patients7 (0–10)0 (0–5)<  0,001
 RIA group7 (1–10)0 (0–5)<  0,001
 CR group1 (0–10)0 (0–5)<  0,001
  1. *Results described in median (min - max). RIA Reamer-irrigator-aspirator, CR Conventional reaming followed by spacer cement with antibiotic