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Table 5 Quantitative sensory testing

From: Women with knee osteoarthritis have more pain and poorer function than men, but similar physical activity prior to total knee replacement

Sensory test Women, average (SD) Men, average (SD) P value
Algometer (kPa), affected knee 234.35 (112.73) 373.23 (207.03) < 0.001*
Algometer (kPa), contralateral knee 255.74 (117.75) 414.40 (209.31) < 0.001*
HPThr (°C), affected knee 42.86 (3.21) 44.71 (2.78) < 0.001*
HPThr (°C), contralateral knee 42.73 (3.03) 44.70 (2.30) < 0.001*
HPTol (°C), affected knee 46.70 (2.70) 48.51 (1.59) < 0.001*
HPTol (°C), contralateral knee 47.01 (2.04) 48.70 (1.53) < 0.001*
  1. HPThr = heat pain threshold; HPTol = heat pain tolerance.
  2. * = significance < 0.05