Table 2 Change in cartilage thickness over the entire subchondral bone area (ThCtAB) over 1 year for participants without and with frequent symptoms of the right knee, and without (Kellgren–Lawrence (K-L) grade = 0 or 1) and with radiographic osteoarthritis of the right knee (K-L grade = 2, 3 and 4)
No freq. symp. (n = 48)Freq. symp. (n = 108)No ROA (n = 46)ROA (n = 110)
MC%SRMp ValueMC%SRMp ValueMC%SRMp ValueMC%SRMp Value
MT−1.17−0.450.003*−0.25−0.070.452−0.45−0.230.13−0.55−0.150.11
cMF−1.50−0.370.02*−2.11−0.300.003*−0.97−0.350.02*−2.35−0.320.001*
MFTC−1.34−0.470.002*−1.18−0.270.006*−0.72−0.360.02*−1.45−0.320.001*
LT−0.70−0.250.08−0.66−0.220.03*−0.11−0.040.77−0.93−0.300.002*
cLF0.590.170.23−0.12−0.030.770.150.050.760.070.020.86
LFTC−0.09−0.040.81−0.39−0.140.150.010.000.98−0.43−0.150.12
  • *p Values <0.05 for paired t test between baseline and 1 year, without correcting for multiple testing, showing that the rate of loss was significantly different from zero.

  • Freq., frequent; ROA, radiographic osteoartritis; Symp, symptoms; for other abbreviations see the footnotes of table 1.