Table 1

Demographic and clinical data of patients, from whom synovial membrane samples were available for RT-PCR analysis of the matrix metalloproteinases

PatientDiagnosisSexAgeJoint operatedMedication
1RAF68elbowlow dose peroral prednisolone, methotrexate
2RAF81kneetramadol, sulfasalazine
3RAF61kneeNSAID, D-penicillamine
4RAF77kneeNSAID, low dose peroral prednisolone, alendronate
5RAF62kneeNSAID, low dose peroral prednisolone, sulfasalazine, methotrexate
6RAF33hipNSAID, hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, cyclosporine A
7RAF77hipNSAID, chloroquine
8RAF69elbowNSAID, low dose peroral prednisolone, sulfasalazine
9RAM49shoulderNSAID, low dose peroral prednisolone
10RAM44hiptramadol, low dose peroral prednisolone, azathioprine
11rupture of the meniscusF55kneeNSAID
12subluxation of the patellaF21knee
13chondromalacia patellaeF42knee
14chondromalacia patellaeF30kneeNSAID
15rupture of the ACLF33kneeNSAID
16distensio genusF37knee
17distensio genusM29knee
18rupture of the meniscusF27kneeNSAID
19subluxation of the patellaM41knee
  • RA = rheumatoid arthritis, ACL = anterior cruciate ligament (of the knee), NSAID = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.