Morphometric parameters of bone quality.a) the ratio bone volume/total volume (BV/TV) is given as percentage [%]. Data for the subchondral region are labeled as SC, followed by the posteromedial portion PM and the anterolateral AL. b) presents data for trabecular thickness (Trab Th) in μm. c) presents data for trabecular number (Trab N), given in [μm-1]. In d) data for connectivity density (Conn Dens) are presented in [μm-3]. Data are given as boxplots, * p < 0.05.
Kirchhoff et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:221 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-221