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Table 4 Association between subgastrocnemius bursitis, popliteal cyst and BMLs

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 BMLs       
Subgastrocnemius bursitis 0.20 (-0.06, 0.47) 0.13 0.29 (0.01, 0.57) 0.03
Popliteal cyst 0.26 (0.03, 0.49) 0.02 0.26 (0.02, 0.49) 0.03
Lateral tibofemoral BMLs       
Subgastrocnemius bursitis 0.20 (-0.07, 0.48) 0.15 0.18 (-0.12, 0.48) 0.24
Popliteal cyst 0.08 (-0.17, 0.34) 0.52 0.13 (-0.13, 0.39) 0.32
  1. Dependent variable: bone mass lesions (BMLs). 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.