Table 2

Correlation coefficient values from the Spearman test applied to the lateral/medial ratio values
VL/VM UF CF BA TH ICRS
VL/VM 1 0.80a 0.72b 0.81a 0.56 0.65
UF 0.80a 1 0.64b 0.69b 0.52 0.49
CF 0.72b 0.64b 1 0.55 0.49 0.41
BA 0.81a 0.69 0.55 1 0.78b 0.74b
TH 0.56 0.52 0.49 0.78b 1 0.67b
ICRS 0.65 0.49 0.41 0.74b 0.67b 1

aVery strong (above 0.8); bmoderate between 0.60 to 0.79. BA, apparent bone area; CF, calcified fibrocartilage tissue; ICRS, International Cartilage Repair Society; TH, apparent trabecular thickness; UF, uncalcified fibrocartilage; VL, vastus lateralis; VM, vastus medialis.

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Toumi et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014 16:R1   doi:10.1186/ar4426

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