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Table 3 Association between subgastrocnemius bursitis, popliteal cyst and cartilage defects

From: Popliteal cysts and subgastrocnemius bursitis are associated with knee symptoms and structural abnormalities in older adults: a cross-sectional study

  Univariable Multivariable*
  β 95% CI P β 95% CI P
Medial tibiofemoral defects       
Subgastrocnemius bursitis 0.41 (0.18, 0.64) <0.001 0.40 (0.16, 0.65) 0.01
Popliteal cyst 0.39 (0.18, 0.59) <0.001 0.32 (0.10, 0.53) 0.01
Lateral tibofemoral defects       
Subgastrocnemius bursitis 0.39 (0.16, 0.62) 0.01 0.38 (0.13, 0.62) 0.01
Popliteal cyst 0.47 (0.27, 0.67) <0.001 0.41 (0.20, 0.62) <0.001
Patellar defects       
Subgastrocnemius bursitis 0.37 (0.14, 0.59) 0.00 0.34 (0.10, 0.59) 0.01
Popliteal cyst 0.25 (0.04, 0.45) 0.01 0.18 (-0.02, 0.39) 0.08
  1. Dependent variable: cartilage defects. Independent variable: subgastrocnemius bursitis or popliteal cyst, per grade. *Adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, disease status, and radiographic osteoarthritis. Data in bold denote statistically significant results.