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Table 2 Plasma d-dimer concentrations (mg/L) prior to TKA, then at 24 and 72 h after TKA

From: Effects of computer-assisted navigation versus the conventional technique for total knee arthroplasty on levels of plasma thrombotic markers: a prospective study

  Navigation Conventional p-value
Baseline 0.55 (0.35, 0.98)ab 0.56 (0.36, 0.99)de 0.172
24 h after TKA 4.60 (3.10, 8.83)ac 7.19 (3.89, 14.38)df 0.001
72 h after TKA 3.11 (2.32, 3.99)bc 2.70 (2.06, 4.10)ef 0.531
24 h-baseline 3.97 (2.42, 7.78) 6.76 (3.17, 13.88) 0.002
72 h-baseline 2.43 (1.47, 3.36) 2.16 (1.40, 3.24) 0.446
  1. ap < 0.001; b p < 0.001; c p < 0.001; d p < 0.001; e p < 0.001; f p < 0.001 by Wilcoxon signed-rank test for post hoc analysis