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Table 4 A summary table of the risk factors found to be significant for arm morbidity 6 months after surgery

From: A comprehensive approach to risk factors for upper arm morbidities following breast cancer treatment: a prospective study

Risk factors Functional disability Prolonged pain ↓ROM
In-hospital pain > 0.5  
Radiation therapy   
Lymph nodes dissected > 3  
Breast reconstruction  
Tumour size > 1   
Tissue size   
Pre-OP pain > 1    
Daily drain fluid > 20 cc    
Lymphedema    
AWS    
Mastectomy    
  1. Abbreviations: Funct. Disab. Functional disabilities, Pr. prolonged, Decreased, Pr-OP. Preoperative, AWS axillar web syndrome