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Table 3 Relationship between patella inclination, sulcus angle and patella height and patella cartilage volume

From: The associations between indices of patellofemoral geometry and knee pain and patella cartilage volume: a cross-sectional study

  Univariate Analysis   Multivariate Analysis*  
  Regression coefficient (95% CI) P value Regression coefficient (95% CI) P value
Medial facet
LCPA 40.34 (-18.30, 98.98) 0.18 67.23 (22.10, 112.36) 0.004
SA -23.83 (-66.34, 18.68) 0.27 -23.63 (-56.89, 9.63) 0.16
I-S ratio -3213.15 (-6140.70, 285.60) 0.03 -3186.89 (-5510.01, -863.77) 0.01
Lateral facet
LCPA 16.90 (-66.20, 100.01) 0.69 48.88 (-12.34, 110.11) 0.12
SA 41.08 (-20.33, 102.49) 0.19 43.27 (-2.43, 88.98) 0.06
I-S ratio -3390.01 (-7598.65, 818.63) 0.11 -2826.33 (-5985.73, 333.07) 0.08
  1. LCPA = lateral condyle-patella angle, SA = sulcus angle, I-S Ratio = Insall-Salvati Ratio, CI = Confidence Interval
  2. *adjusted for age, gender, BMI, patella cartilage volume and bone size