Table 1

Characteristics of the subjects.

Characteristic

EMLA group (n = 14)

Placebo group (n = 14)


Age (y)a

27 (4.8)

25 (3.9)

Women (n)

7

7

BMIa

23.0 (2.4)

24.2 (1.8)

Tegner activity levelb

5.5 (4 – 8)

5 (4 – 8)

KOOS subscales

Pain

100 (1.6)

98 (3.7)

Symptoms

99 (2.1)

98 (5.2)

ADL

100 (0.8)

100 (0.3)

Sport/Rec

98 (4.7)

99 (3.1)

QOL

97 (6.3)

95 (6.5)


aMean (SD), bmedian (quartiles), BMI; body mass index. The Tegner Activity Scale, ranges from 0 to 10, least to hardest strenuous activity for the knee. A Tegner activity level of 4 is equal to recreational sports such as jogging, aerobics, or cross-country skiing and a Tegner activity level of 5 is equal to recreational sports such as orienteering or down-hill skiing.

Ageberg et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:99   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-10-99

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