Table 5

Influence of orthopedic examination findings on the likelihood (odds ratios) of there being radiographic DJD present in 100 cats.

Joints

Pain*

Crepitus*

Effusion*

Thickening*

C-Max ROM

Sed-Max ROM


R Shoulder

0.904

0.930


R Elbow

5.5

9.16

4.97 §

4.87

0.875

0.902


R carpus

19.75

0.918


R Tarsus

8.41

13.25

0.926§

0.936


L Shoulder

0.880

0.904


L Elbow

4.5

6.66

2.55 §

0.915

0.907


L Carpus

14.2 §

0.908


L Tarsus

6.44 §

18.0

13.1

0.886

0.792


Lumbar

2.97 §


L-S

4.67 §


Only statistically significant odds ratios are included

*Pain, effusion, crepitus and thickening scores were classified as present or absent

§ The significance of these odds ratios was lost due to 'age,' acting as a confounding variable

Lascelles et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:10   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-10

Open Data