Table 4: Changes in total DLQI scores between baseline and after different treatments. Mean score ±SD.

TreatmentAge ± SD
(range)
Duration, months
(range)
Baseline1-2 weeks after treatment3 months after treatment

This paper
X-ray69.5 ± 11.5
27.2
1.2 ± 1.5
( )
1.48 ± 1.2
( )
0.36 ± 0.9
( )
Blackford et al. [5]Surgery
65
25
5.3 ± 4.1
( )
8.7 ± 9.6
( )
1.3 ± 2.1
( )
Rhee et al. [6]Surgery 2.4 ± 2.7
( )
1.7 ± 2.9
( )