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Table 2 Stifle contact mechanics – effect of meniscectomy

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)
Condylar Defect, Meniscus Intact 93.25 ± 20.50 1.20 ± 0.38 0.65 ± 0.15
Condylar Defect, Meniscus Removed 53.25 ± 17.72* (0.005) 2.99 ± 1.33* (0.002) 1.01 ± 0.36* (0.005)
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation (p value) for contact area, mean contact pressure and peak contact pressure. Statistical comparisons are between the two treatment groups. Presence of an asterisk (*) indicates a significant difference between the two treatment groups (p ≤ 0.01).