Table 2

 The risk, expressed as odds ratio, for developing patellofemoral radiographic osteoarthritis, isolated or in mixed osteoarthritis pattern, after meniscal tear and meniscectomy

Prevalence of patellofemoral osteoarthritis (n (%))Crude ORAdjusted OR95% CI*
*Adjusted for age, sex, and body mass index.
†Reference category.
CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.
Control subjects†6/68 (9)1.01.0
Medial meniscectomy48/250 (19)2.52.61.1 to 6.6
Lateral meniscectomy18/67 (27)3.85.31.9 to 15.0