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Table 2 Pathological fractures before and after RT

From: The influence of orthopedic corsets on the incidence of pathological fractures in patients with spinal bone metastases after radiotherapy

   All Corset group No corset group p-value
   n % n % n % between groups
Pathological fracture yes 68 7.4 30 6.8 38 8.0  
before RT no 847 92.6 412 93.2 435 92.0 0.473
  thoracic 42 61.8 22 73.3 20 52.6  
  lumbar 26 38.2 8 26.7 18 47.4 0.081
Pathological fracture yes 82 9.0 38 8.6 44 9.3  
after 6 months no 833 91.0 404 91.4 429 90.7 0.709
  thoracic 51 62.2 28 73.7 23 52.3  
  lumbar 31 37.8 10 26.3 21 47.7 0.046
  1. Pathological fractures before and 6 months after RT in corset and no corset group