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Table 3 Cross-sectional associations between site-specific BML score and pain on climbing stairs, on walking, and on standing

From: Association of subchondral bone marrow lesion localization with weight-bearing pain in people with knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Site-specific BML scores Pain on climbing Pain on walking Pain on standing
Β (95% CI) p Β (95% CI) p Β (95% CI) p
Medial FT joint 0.06(−0.02–0.14) 0.13 0.11(0.02–0.20) 0.01* 0.10 (0.04–0.20) 0.04*
Lateral FT joint 0.01(−0.18–0.20) 0.91 − 0.15 (− 0.40–0.11) 0.26 − 0.01 (− 0.26–0.23) 0.93
Medial PF joint 0.13(− 0.004–0.26) 0.06 − 0.07 (− 0.24–0.11) 0.45 − 0.05 (− 0.22–0.13) 0.62
Lateral PF joint 0.14 (0.02–0.25) 0.02* 0.08 (− 0.06–0.22) 0.28 0.12 (− 0.03–0.26) 0.10
Subspinous region 0.03(−0.18–0.23) 0.80 − 0.10 (− 0.35–0.16) 0.46 − 0.20 (− 0.48–0.07) 0.13
  1. B: BML subscores adjusted for BML at the other four joint compartments, non-weight-bearing pain, age, sex, BMI, the other OA-related MRI features and anterior cruciate ligament tears.*p < 0.05
  2. BML bone marrow lesion, FT femorotibial, PF patellofemoral