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Fig. 2 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Fig. 2

From: The benefits and limitations of animal models for translational research in cartilage repair

Fig. 2

H&E stained histology specimens of the distal femur of (a) rabbit (b) goat and (c) horse. These images demonstrate the histological similarity between the different models, but also the vast differences in the thickness of the cartilage at the joint surface. The chondrocyte distribution differences are also evident, with the rabbit cartilage being much more densely packed with chondrocytes than either goat or horse which could explain some better intrinsic healing of cartilage defects in rabbits

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