Table 3

The radiographic findings at entry into the study*.

Treatment groups


Radiographic findings

Placebo (89 knees)

Diclofen ac (90 knees)

EA (91 knees)

Combined (90 knees)

p-value


Kellgren and Lawrence X-ray grade [32]

Grade 1

4

1

3

5

0.40f

Grade 2

4

6

5

7

0.84f

Grade 3

19

15

25

23

0.31c

Grade 4

62

68

58

55

0.16c

Knee compartment with most severe change of OA

Medial tibiofemoral

63

77

69

64

0.73c

Lateral tibiofemoral

12

5

13

11

0.24c

Patellofemoral

14

8

9

15

0.28c


Data represent number of patients. Statistic analysis: c = chi-square test, f = Fisher's exact test.

Sangdee et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2002 2:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-2-3

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