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Table 1 The average meniscal wet weight (g) and volume (ml) in human, sheep and pig

From: Anatomical study: comparing the human, sheep and pig knee meniscus

  Mean ± Standard Error of the Mean (SEM)
Lateral meniscus Medial meniscus
Weight (g) Volume (ml) Weight (g) Volume (ml)
Human (n = 6) 4.95 (±0.44) 5 (±0.53) 4.43 (±0.46) 4.5 (±0.58)
Sheep (n = 6) 2.5 (±0.19)** 2.33 (±0.17)** 2.21 (±0.22)* 2.22 (±0.22)*
Pig (n = 22) 6.44 (±0.26)* 6.52 (±0.27)* 5.02 (±0.17) 5.09 (±0.18)
  1. Human values are in bold. Statistically significant differences to the human menisci are indicated with asterisks, where (*) indicates significance levels with p-values < 0.05 and (**) indicates values that had a significance level with p-values < 0.001. Pig menisci had the largest values while the human menisci were larger than the sheep and smaller than the pig menisci