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Table 3 Comparison among the four groups regarding the number of proprioceptors at different detection times

From: Electrophysiological and pathological changes in the vastus medialis and vastus lateralis muscles after early patellar reduction and nerve growth factor injection in rabbits with patellar dislocation

Index Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
1 month
VM 10.29 ± 1.25αβδ 8.14 ± 1.22βγ 6.14 ± 1.22δ 11.29 ± 1.89
VL 10.57 ± 1.27αβδ 8.57 ± 1.27βγ 6.29 ± 1.11δ 11.86 ± 1.77
3 months
VM 12.50 ± 1.20αβ 9.71 ± 1.50βγ 5.71 ± 1.38δ 13.25 ± 1.67
VL 12.75 ± 1.49αβ 9.86 ± 1.35βγ 5.57 ± 1.51δ 13.60 ± 1.60
  1. α P < 0.05 versus Group 2 in the same month; β P < 0.05 versus Group 3 in the same month; γ P < 0.05 versus Group 4 in the same month; δ P < 0.05 versus 3 months in the same group