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Table 2 Mean bone and cartilage parameter values for both femoral condyles between different groups of subjects

From: Quantitative evaluation of subchondral bone microarchitecture in knee osteoarthritis using 3T MRI

  Control (n = 31) Mild OA(n = 33) Severe OA(n = 16)
Medial femoral condyle    
 BVF 0.145 ± 0.002 0.129 ± 0.002a 0.115 ± 0.003a, b
 EI 2.086 ± 0.060 2.433 ± 0.045a 2.599 ± 0.082a
 SCR 5.842 ± 0.115 5.261 ± 0.087a 5.168 ± 0.158a
 Trabecular Thickness(um) 174.412 ± 1.690 167.823 ± 1.278a 170.817 ± 2.315
 Cartilage Thickness (mm) 1.361 ± 0.051 1.199 ± 0.038 0.789 ± 0.069a, b
Lateral femoral condyle    
 BVF 0.154 ± 0.002 0.139 ± 0.002a 0.124 ± 0.003a,b
 EI 1.985 ± 0.054 2.296 ± 0.041a 2.478 ± 0.074a
 SCR 5.531 ± 0.120 4.989 ± 0.091a 4.935 ± 0.164a
 Trabecular Thickness(um) 173.337 ± 1.381 168.578 ± 1.044a 169.695 ± 1.892
 Cartilage Thickness (mm) 1.365 ± 0.053 1.315 ± 0.041 1.207 ± 0.073
  1. Data are mean ± standard error. The significance between groups is shown based on ANCOVA with adjustment for age
  2. a P < 0.01 in comparison with control subjects
  3. b p < 0.01 in comparison between mild OA and severe OA