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Table 2 Comparison of severity of cartilage lesions in the two groups by Mankin score, Modified Outerbridge classification and GAG content

From: Comparison of microstructural and mechanical properties of trabeculae in femoral head from osteoporosis patients with and without cartilage lesions: a case–control study

Variable Mankin score Outerbridge classification grade GAG content (%) Water content (%)
<6 6-10 >10 1 2 3 4
Group 1 12(1–2) 6(6–8) 0 18 0 0 0 18.3 ± 5.1 56.9 ± 9.7
(N = 18)
Group 2 0 10(6–10) 8(11–12) 0 12 6 0 15.1 ± 3.8 49.1 ± 10.1
(N = 18)
  1. Group 1: OP control group, Group 2: OP with Cartilage lesions. Reported values in the parentheses are ranges. Significant differences were found in the two groups for GAG content and water content (all P < 0.05).