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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 4 Comparison of body mass index (BMI) with Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale reported as average scores over time

From: Role of nonoperative treatment in managing degenerative tears of the medial meniscus posterior root

BMI Preintervention 6 months 12 months Final follow-up
Underweight <18.5 72 93 92 91
Normal weight 18.5–24.9 66 (62–73)
SD ± 2
92 (85–95)
SD ± 2
89 (81–93)
SD ± 2
85 (76–92)
SD ± 4
Overweight 25–29.9 64 (59–71)
SD ± 4
90 (81–95)
SD ± 3
85 (77–92)
SD ± 4
81 (70–90)
SD ± 6
Obese 30–39.9 56 (35–68)
SD ± 6
83 (78–91)
SD ± 3
81 (67–89)
SD ± 5
77 (60–87)
SD ± 6
Morbidly obese >40 36 (32–40) 76 (74–78) 59 (52–67) 51 (40–62)
  1. SD standard deviation