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Table 3 Static weight ratio measured by the Incapacitance test

From: Topical application of Chinese herbal medicine DAEP relieves the osteoarthritic knee pain in rats

WeekMean (%) ± SD
Sham (n = 5)Control (n = 11)DAEP (n = 12)
092.30 ± 11.55102.04 ± 9.24100.60 ± 13.87
289.65 ± 15.7874.38 ± 12.26***83.80 ± 16.86**
4102.52 ± 8.7282.05 ± 11.53**,#89.61 ± 12.09
6100.75 ± 13.7397.06 ± 12.1989.93 ± 9.18
8108.22 ± 11.7389.71 ± 18.98#93.29 ± 13.08
  1. Sham: the group of rats received surgical procedures to expose the knee joint cavity only, but without ACLT and meniscus resection, without treadmill running and DAEP treatment. Control: The group of rats received surgical procedures to expose the knee joint cavity, with ACLT and meniscus resection, with treadmill running but without DAEP topical treatment. DAEP: The group of rats received all the surgical procedures and treadmill running as Control, together with DAEP topical treatment
  2. ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001 vs Week 0; #p < 0.05 vs Sham