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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Does anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction increase venous thromboembolism risk compared with knee meniscectomy under arthroscopy?

Characteristic ACLR group
(n = 130)
Meniscectomy group (n = 190) P value
Male sex, n (%) 90(69.2) 87(45.8) < 0.001
Age, y, mean ± SD 29.5 ± 8.5 38.5 ± 11.8 < 0.001
BMI, kg/m2, mean ± SD 24.0 ± 3.7 23.6 ± 3.0 0.315
Smoking, n (%) 20(15.4) 27(14.2) 0.771
Caprini score, mean ± SD 2.3 ± 0.6 2.7 ± 0.8 < 0.002
Concomitant surgery, n (%) 88(67.7) 57(30.0) < 0.001
Tourniquet time, min, mean ± SD 61.6 ± 23.6 30.6 ± 15.6 < 0.001
Operative time, min, mean ± SD 76.6 ± 25.6 42.7 ± 17.8 < 0.001
  1. ACLR anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, BMI body mass index, SD standard deviation