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Table 2 Dimensions, in millimeters, of the lateral meniscus in the human, sheep and pig

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

  Lateral meniscus
Mean ± Standard Error of the Mean (SEM)
Human (n = 6) Sheep (n = 6) Pig (n = 22)
Circumference
 Body 84 (±1.73) 50.5 (±0.96)** 66.77 (±0.80) **
 Body with horns 103.5 (±1.6) 73.83 (±2.27)** 94.54 (±2.17)
Width
 Anterior 11.5 (±0.43) 11.67 (±0.33) 15.95 (±0.23)**
 Middle 11.62 (±0.53) 9.83 (±0.31) 14.63 (±0.35)**
 Posterior 11.67 (±0.33) 11.33 (±0.42) 16.63 (±0.30)**
 Average 11.59 (±0.24) 10.94 (±0.27) 15.74 (±0.2)**
Peripheral height
 Anterior 6.41 (±0.89) 7.08 (±0.49) 11.23 (±0.28)**
 Middle 6.33 (±0.49) 4.83 (±0.31) 8.04 (±0.30)*
 Posterior 6.17 (±0.75) 8.5 (±0.22) 13.13 (±0.29)**
 Average 6.3 (±0.39) 6.8 (±0.41) 10.80 (±0.31)**
Articulating height
 Point - a 4.0 (±0.45) 3.25 (±0.17) 5.72 (±0.16)*
 Point - b 2.5 (±0.22) 1.67 (±0.21) 3.5 (±0.17)*
 Point - c 1.13 (±0.13) 0.93 (±0.03) 1.82 (±0.12)*
 Point - d 0.67 (±0.03) 0.55 (±0.05) 0.93 (±0.02)**
Superior articular length
 Anterior 13.5 (±0.43) 10.67 (±0.42) 16.54 (±0.37)**
 Middle 12.5 (±0.72) 10.33 (±0.49) 16.91 (±0.39)**
 Posterior 12.5 (±0.43) 13.0 (±0.36) 19.45 (±0.31)**
 Average 12.83 (±0.32) 11.33 (±0.37) 17.63 (±0.26)**
  1. Human dimensions are in bold. Statistically significant differences from the human lateral meniscus are marked with asterisks
  2. (*) indicates significance levels with p-values < 0.05 and (**) indicates significance level with p-values < 0.001