Table 5. Clinical examination (apicititis test) and sonographical findings in the operated knee versus contralateral knee. N = 32 (64 knees). Two patients operated in both knees were excluded.
Operated knee(N = 32) Contralateral knee(N=32) p≤
Mean SD Mean SD
Proximal thickness longitudinal, cm .51 .15 .43 .14 .001
Proximal thickness transverse, cm .59 .17 .45 .21 .001
N % N %
Edema
Positive 20 62 7 22 .006
Negative 12 38 25 78
Hyperechoic changes
Positive 10 31 3 10 1.00
Negative 22 69 29 90
Colour flow imaging
Positive 18 56 8 25 .7
Negative 14 44 24 75
Apicitt test
Positive 15 53 9 28 .44
Negative 17 47 23 72