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Fig. 5 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Fig. 5

From: Inflammatory cytokine levels in synovial fluid 3, 4 days postoperatively and its correlation with early-phase functional recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a cohort study

Fig. 5

Increased levels of IL1 beta correlated with hindrance of patients’ physical activity at 3 months. Jonckheere-Terpstra test was performed to evaluate if the levels of each cytokine were correlated with the patients’ degree of physical activity at 3 months (*: p = 0.03, #: p = 0.08). X-axis; patients’ 5° of physical activity score at 3 months after surgery, Y-axis; cytokine levels in synovial fluid at 3 to 4 days after surgery

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