Table 4.

Associations between IPFP volume, knee bone marrow lesions, and osteophytes.

Univariable, OR (95% CI)Multivariable*, OR (95% CI)
Tibial bone marrow lesions
  Medial0.96 (0.89, 1.03)0.93 (0.85, 1.02)
  Lateral0.92 (0.85, 1.00)0.88 (0.80, 0.98)
Femoral bone marrow lesions
  Medial0.95 (0.88, 1.02)0.91 (0.83, 0.99)
  Lateral1.01 (0.95, 1.08)0.99 (0.91, 1.07)
Patellar bone marrow lesions0.95 (0.89, 1.01)0.97 (0.89, 1.05)
TF osteophytes
  Medial0.98 (0.92, 1.04)0.95 (0.87, 1.04)
  Lateral0.97 (0.91, 1.03)0.88 (0.80, 0.97)
Tibial osteophytes
  Medial1.02 (0.96, 1.08)0.99 (0.91, 1.07)
  Lateral0.99 (0.93, 1.05)0.91 (0.83, 1.01)
Femoral osteophytes
  Medial0.95 (0.88, 1.01)0.92 (0.84, 1.02)
  Lateral0.92 (0.85, 0.99)0.78 (0.69, 0.89)
  • Statistically significant numbers are in bold face.

  • * Adjusted for sex, age, height, and weight. Ordinal logistic regression analyses were used. TF: tibiofemoral; IPFP: infrapatellar fat pad.