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Table 2 Pressure pain threshold values

From: Hyperalgesia affects muscle activity and knee range of motion during a single-limb mini squat in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study

PPTs HG
Mean ± SD
KOAG
Mean ± SD
F p-value
Dermatomes (kg/cm2)
 L3_R 2.803 ± 1.638 1.675 ± 1.672 6.953 0.011*
 L3_L 2.862 ± 1.369 2.105 ± 2.316 2.370 0.129
 L4_R 1.814 ± 1.074 0.758 ± 0.549 22.947 0.000*
 L4_L 1.972 ± 0.897 0.674 ± 0.406 52.040 0.000*
 S2_R 3.247 ± 1.574 2.047 ± 1.170 11.221 0.001*
 S2_L 3.256 ± 1.481 2.204 ± 1.283 8.638 0.005*
Myotomes (kg/cm2)
 Rectus femoris _R 5.747 ± 2.749 3.738 ± 2.223 9.681 0.003*
 Rectus femoris_L 5.654 ± 2.309 3.938 ± 1.935 9.731 0.003*
 Tibialis anterior_R 4.905 ± 2.395 3.279 ± 1.654 9.360 0.003*
 Tibialis anterior_L 5.174 ± 2.711 4.033 ± 1.685 3.836 0.050*
 Adductor longus_R 3.116 ± 1.805 1.794 ± 1.429 9.877 0.003*
 Adductor longus_L 3.482 ± 1.883 2.191 ± 1.739 7.605 0.002*
 Quadratus lumborum_R 5.049 ± 2.204 4.001 ± 2.075 3.598 0.063
 Quadratus lumborum_L 5.271 ± 2.544 4.410 ± 2.432 1.795 0.186
Sclerotomes (kg/cm2)
 Pes anserinus bursae_R 3.448 ± 1.802 1.890 ± 0.974 17.364 0.000*
 Pes anserinus bursae_L 3.806 ± 1.902 2.893 ± 1.669 3.907 0.050*
 Patellar tendon_R 7.303 ± 3.478 3.976 ± 2.319 19.002 0.000*
 Patellar tendon_L 7.306 ± 2.770 4.999 ± 2.781 10.853 0.002*
  1. HG Healthy group, KOAG Knee osteoarthritis group, L3 third lumbar level, L4 fourth lumbar level, S2 second sacral level, R right, L left; *p-value≤0.05