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Table 1 Unoperated and operated mean values and standard deviations of MMP-3 protein and GAG content in the synovial fluid

From: MMP-3 in the peripheral serum as a biomarker of knee osteoarthritis, 40 years after open total knee meniscectomy

Measured outcome Unoperated Mean ± SD (Range) Operated Mean ± SD (Range) p Value
MMP3 content 279.91 ± 108.57 443.08 ± 226.11 0.0132
(160.7–493.49) (171.28–812.3)
GAG content 158.18 ± 70.01 119.21 ± 80.31 0.0487
(401.3–241.1) (22.28–223.87)