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Table 2 Demographics for the different patient groups in the study

From: Recurrent lateral patella dislocation affects knee function as much as ACL deficiency – however patients wait five times longer for treatment

  Recurrent lateral patella dislocation (N = 47) Matched ACL-deficient patients (ACL) group (N = 94) All eligible ACL patients from the ACL registry (NKLR) (N = 1889)
Age at time of operation/inclusion (mean, (SD)) 19.2 (5.0) 19.5 (4.9) 21.4 (4.9)*
Time in months from injury to operation (median, (quartiles)) 31 (16–69)* 6 (4–12) 6 (4–12)
BMI (mean, (SD)) 23.2 (4.7) 23.1 (3.9) 24.0 (3.4)
Sex M: 15 (31.9%) M: 30 (31.9%) M: 894 (47.3%)*
F: 32 (68.1%) F: 64 (68.1%) F: 995 (52.7%)*
  1. *Significantly different from the other groups, p < 0.05