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Table 2 Microscopic computed tomography (μCT) analysis of the left condyle

From: Effect of bisphosphonate on temporomandibular joint in osteopenia-induced rats by botulinum toxin A injection on masticatory muscle: a preliminary study

  Control (n = 4) BTX (n = 3) BP100 (n = 3) BP200 (n = 4) p value
BV/TV (%) 83.41 ± 6.69 42.55 ± 8.94 74.66 ± 17.66 72.23 ± 11.87 0.052
Tb.Th (mm)* 0.12 ± 0.02 0.07 ± 0.00 0.09 ± 0.02 0.09 ± 0.01 0.025
Tb.N (1/mm)* 7.03 ± 0.79 6.50 ± 1.05 8.22 ± 0.47 8.07 ± 0.87 0.044
Tb.Sp (mm) 0.06 ± 0.01 0.09 ± 0.02 0.06 ± 0.02 0.08 ± 0.18 0.102
  1. BTX botulinum toxin, BP100 100 μg/kg of bisphosphonate, BP200 200 μg/kg of bisphosphonate, BV/TV bone volume/tissue volume, Tb.Th trabecular thickness, Tb.N trabecular number, Tb.Sp trabecular separation
  2. *Significant difference (p < 0.05), mean ± SD