Table 4.

Cross-sectional association of meniscal damage and maximum synovitis scores from the whole knee.

Max Meniscal Grade in Any SubregionAdjusted* OR (95% CI) for CEMRI Max Synovitis Score
All Subjects, n = 343Excluding Subjects Taking Antiinflammatory Drugs, n = 286Excluding Subjects with Chondrocalcinosis on Radiography, n = 313
01.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
≥ 10.88 (0.52, 1.49)1.47 (0.94, 2.29)1.24 (0.81, 1.9)
11.59 (0.67, 3.78)2.05 (0.83, 5.1)1.63 (0.68, 3.9)
20.87 (0.50, 1.52)1.1 (0.6, 2.03)0.86 (0.47, 1.57)
≥ 31.74 (0.99, 3.04)1.65 (0.9, 3.03)1.49 (0.84, 2.66)
  • * Adjustment made for age, sex, and body mass index.

  • Synovitis score ≥ 1 in at least 1 of 11 sites. CEMRI: contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.