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Table 1 Biomechanical parameters

From: A biomechanical, micro-computertomographic and histological analysis of the influence of diclofenac and prednisolone on fracture healing in vivo

   Mean ± SD   Mean difference (95 %-CI) p-value
Breaking load D 61.97 ± 24.91 D vs P 7.67 (-18.45 – 33.79) 0.543
P 54.30 ± 28.68 D vs K -15.68 (-48.20 – 16.84) 0.323
K 77.65 ± 41.82 P vs K 23.35 (-8.81 – 55.51) 0.144
% of intact load D 0.30 ± 0.12 D vs P 0.01 (-0.12 – 0.13) 0.934
P 0.29 ± 0.14 D vs K -0.06 (-0.20 – 0.07) 0.345
K 0.36 ± 0.16 P vs K 0.07 (-0.06 – 0.20) 0.297
Stiffness D 57.31 ± 31.11 D vs P -29.32 (-74.53 – 15.89) 0.188
P 86.63 ± 60.45 D vs K -65.13 (-122.81 – -7.45) 0.030*
K 122.44 ± 81.16 P vs K 35.81 (-28.18 – 99.79) 0.256
% of intact stiff-ness D 0.13 ± 0.10 D vs P -0.06 (-0.18 – 0.06) 0.321
P 0.19 ± 0.14 D vs K -0.10 (-0.23 – 0.03) 0.107
K 0.24 ± 0.16 P vs K 0.05 (-0.09 – 0.18) 0.481
  1. D = diclofenac (n = 8), P = prednisolone (n = 11), K = control (n = 11). Entries marked with *represent significant differences between therapy groups