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Table 1 Experimental design—allocation of animals to treatment groups

From: Hyaluronan thiomer gel/matrix mediated healing of articular cartilage defects in New Zealand White rabbits—a pilot study

      Implantation  
Group Part Animal no. Treatment group name Treatment Knee Injection volume gel [μl] Observation period
1 II 101–103 Untreated control - right - 12 weeks
I 104–106 4 weeks
2 II 107–109 Gel 1.75% hyaluronan thiomer gel right approx. 60 12 weeks
I 110–112 4 weeks
3 II 113–115 Gel + matrix 1.75% hyaluronan thiomer gel + lyophilized 1.5% hyaluronan thiomer matrix right approx. 20 12 weeks
I 116–118 4 weeks