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Table 3 The radiographic findings at entry into the study*.

From: Electroacupuncture versus Diclofenac in symptomatic treatment of Osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial

  Treatment groups  
Radiographic findings Placebo (89 knees) Diclofen ac (90 knees) EA (91 knees) Combined (90 knees) p-value
Kellgren and Lawrence X-ray grade [32]
   Grade 1 4 1 3 5 0.40f
   Grade 2 4 6 5 7 0.84f
   Grade 3 19 15 25 23 0.31c
   Grade 4 62 68 58 55 0.16c
Knee compartment with most severe change of OA
   Medial tibiofemoral 63 77 69 64 0.73c
   Lateral tibiofemoral 12 5 13 11 0.24c
Patellofemoral 14 8 9 15 0.28c
  1. Data represent number of patients. Statistic analysis: c = chi-square test, f = Fisher's exact test.