Table 5: Comparison of various parameters in groupa 1 and 2.

Group 1Group 2T valueSignificance

TT 2 . 3 4 ± 0 . 3 0 2 . 2 3 ± 0 . 2 5 1.95NS
A1 5 4 . 9 3 ± 2 2 . 5 4 5 8 . 9 2 ± 1 8 . 0 3 0.504NS
A2 1 5 4 . 6 2 ± 3 6 . 3 9 1 6 7 . 7 9 ± 2 7 . 1 8 1.052NS
A3 1 6 1 . 6 3 ± 1 7 . 4 2 2 0 4 . 5 9 ± 4 3 . 2 8 3.617Significant
A4 1 6 2 . 8 6 ± 3 6 . 1 9 1 4 5 . 0 0 ± 3 2 . 1 7 1.354NS
D1 5 . 7 6 ± 3 . 8 5 6 . 0 8 ± 2 . 9 7 0.238NS
D2 3 . 1 2 ± 1 . 7 1 3 . 0 1 ± 1 . 3 5 0.186NS
D3 2 . 6 9 ± 1 . 1 2 3 . 2 4 ± 1 . 1 1 1.272NS
D4 2 . 6 5 ± 1 . 1 7 3 . 3 6 ± 1 . 3 7 1.482NS
ASC 5 9 3 3 . 4 6 ± 5 8 2 1 . 1 2 4 3 2 2 . 8 9 ± 2 2 9 9 . 2 1 0.904NS

P value of less than or equal to 0.05 has been considered significant, otherwise nonsignificant (NS).
TT, total thickness of the cartilage; A1, A2, A3, A4, area of lacunae in zone 1–4; D1, D2, D3, D4, number of chondrocytes per 10,000 μ 2 area zone 1–4; ASC, area of subchondral cavities.