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Table 4 Cross-sectional associations between OA-related MRI features and non-weight-bearing pain

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

  Spearmans’ r p Β1 (95% CI) p Β2 (95% CI) p
Total BML score 0.19 < 0.001** − 0.01 (− 0.06–0.04) 0.63 − 0.04 (− 0.10–0.02) 0.21
Articular cartilage score 0.22 < 0.001** 0.01 (− 0.02–0.04) 0.45 − 0.01 (− 0.06–0.04) 0.65
Osteophytes score 0.20 < 0.001** 0.02 (− 0.01–0.05) 0.15 0.02 (− 0.01–0.05) 0.15
Hoffa’s synovitis score 0.11 < 0.001** 0.08 (− 0.16–0.32) 0.52 0.06 (− 0.20–0.31) 0.68
Effusion score 0.18 < 0.001** − 0.02 (− 0.18–0.18) 0.99 − 0.01 (− 0.004–0.36) 0.90
Medial meniscus extrusion score 0.20 < 0.001* 0.16 (0.01–0.32) 0.04* 0.18 (− 0.55–0.68) 0.045*
  1. B1: OA-related MRI features adjusted for weight-bearing pain, age, sex and BMI. B2: OA-related MRI features adjusted for weight-bearing pain, age, sex, BMI, the other OA-related MRI features, and anterior cruciate ligament tears. *p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01
  2. BML bone marrow lesion, FT femorotibial, PF patellofemoral