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Table 4 Advantages and limitations of this study

From: Unilateral-dominant reduction in muscle volume in female knee osteoarthritis patients: computed tomography-based analysis of bilateral sides

Advantages Limitations
• CT-based analysis of bilateral muscle volume accurately reflects muscle strength in patients with KOA.
• CT-based analysis of bilateral muscle volume enables exclusion of parameters such as age and BMI, which affect muscle mass and strength.
• The analyzed muscle comprises several different muscles, including the rectus femoris, biceps femoris, and adductor longus.
• This study was a cross-sectional study.
• Patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis were included among the participants.
  1. CT computed tomography, KOA knee osteoarthritis, BMI body mass index