Table 3 Change in cartilage thickness over the entire subchondral bone area (ThCtAB) over 1 year for participants with Kellgren–Lawrence (K-L) grade 0, 2, 3 and 4
K-L grade 0 (n = 17)K-L grade 2 (n = 56)K-L grade 3 (n = 47)K-L grade 4 (n = 7)
MC%SRMp ValueMC%SRMp ValueMC%SRMp ValueMC%SRMp Value
MT−0.70−0.330.19−0.58−0.180.19−0.58−0.140.35−0.13−0.070.85
cMF−1.12−0.430.10−1.82−0.290.04*−4.04−0.510.001*4.460.340.40
MFTC−0.92−0.460.07−1.23−0.300.03*−2.24−0.460.003*2.070.330.42
LT0.070.030.89−0.80−0.270.047*−1.26−0.370.01*0.290.160.68
cLF−0.16−0.070.79−0.19−0.050.720.080.020.902.150.430.30
LFTC−0.03−0.020.92−0.50−0.180.18−0.58−0.190.201.280.420.31
  • *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.

  • For abbreviations see table 1.