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Table 5 Correlation values of deltoid thickness and area

From: Deltoid muscle shape analysis with magnetic resonance imaging in patients with chronic rotator cuff tears

Correlation of/to Deltoid thickness anterior Deltoid thickness lateral Deltoid thickness posterior Total deltoid area
(Spearman) r-value p-value r-value p-value r-value p-value r-value p-value
Age −0.41 <0.0001 −0.31 0.001 −0.35 0.001 −0.39 <0.0001
SSP tendon retraction −0.05 0.58 0.06 0.51 0.03 0.79 0.02 0.82
SSP muscle retraction 0 0.99 0.12 0.19 0.07 0.45 0.08 0.41
GFDI* −0.13 0.14 −0.03 0.77 −0.02 0.85 −0.05 0.56
  1. *GFDI: global fatty degeneration index (= Goutallier stage of (SSP + ISP + SSC)/3).