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Table 3 Blood examination data at different time points between 3 groups

From: Thymol turbidity test is associated with the risk of cyclops syndrome following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Blood examination (mean value) Control 1 (n = 51) Control 2 (n = 27) Case (n = 16) F value
Before ACL reconstruction
 TTT 3.3 ± 2.0 3.8 ± 2.4 6.3 ± 3.6a 8.86
 AST 19.2 ± 3.7 19.1 ± 4.9 20.9 ± 5.8 2.25
 ALT 20.6 ± 6.3 20.6 ± 8.3 22.7 ± 13.1 3.65
 CRP 0.1 ± 0.1 0.1 ± 0.2 0.1 ± 0.1 0.88
3 months after reconstruction (after cyclops resection)
 TTT 3.5 ± 1.3b  
 AST 20.4 ± 4.9  
 ALT 22.5 ± 10.5  
 CRP 0.10 ± 0.1  
Before second-look arthroscopy
 TTT 3.4 ± 1.9 3.4 ± 1.5 4.5 ± 1.2a/b 9.86
 AST 21.2 ± 4.5 20.4 ± 3.9 21.6 ± 6.7 2.21
 ALT 20.5 ± 5.8 19.1 ± 8.3 22.7 ± 11 3.75
 CRP 0.1 ± 0.5 0.2 ± 0.6 0.1 ± 0.3 1.25
  1. Data are expressed as the mean ± SD
  2. ACL anterior cruciate ligament, TTT thymol turbidity test, AST aspartate transaminase, ALT alanine transaminase, CRP C-reactive protein
  3. aP < 0.05 when compared with control 1 and control 2 group, using post hoc multiple comparisons
  4. bP < 0.05 when compared with before reconstruction, using Student’s t test