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Table 1 Stifle contact mechanics – all groups

From: Effect of lateral meniscectomy and osteochondral grafting of a lateral femoral condylar defect on contact mechanics: a cadaveric study in dogs

Outcome measure Contact area (mm2) Peak contact pressure (MPa) Mean contact pressure (MPa)
Normal stifle (Control) 114.75 ± 17.51 1.67 ± 0.35 0.73 ± 0.12
Condylar defect, Meniscus intact 93.25 ± 20.50 (0.015) 1.20 ± 0.38* (0.001) 0.65 ± 0.15* (0.007)
OATS treated, meniscus intact 110.00 ± 19.33 (0.176) 1.80 ± 0.64 (0.412) 0.76 ± 0.20 (0.558)
Condylar defect, meniscus removed 53.25 ± 17.72* (0.000) 2.99 ± 1.33* (0.001) 1.01 ± 0.36 (0.026)
OATS treated, meniscus removed 51.63 ± 24.28* (0.002) 2.79 ± 1.50 (0.051) 1.16 ± 0.50 (0.039)
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation (p value) for contact area, mean contact pressure and peak contact pressure. Statistical comparisons are between each treatment group and the control group. Presence of an asterisk (*) indicates a significant difference between the treatment group and the control group (p ≤ 0.01).