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Fig. 2 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Fig. 2

From: The role of intra-articular administration of Fetuin-A in post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis: an experimental study in a rat model

Fig. 2

Representative frontal knee articular sections of rat groups, hematoxylin-eosin stain. Mankin Score presented as structure: cellular abnormality: matrix staining. a Control Group. 20x magnification. The knee joint is shown, where are labeled the femur and tibia bones, the tidemark and the calcified cartilage. Differentiated chondrocytes are shown in the cycle. (Mankin Score S:C:M 5:3:4). b Fetuin Group. 20x magnification. The bone of femur is shown, where the articular cartilage is labeled, the subchondral bone and within the circle, chondrocytes in lacuna are highlighted. (Mankin Score S:C:M 4:3:3). c Mankin Score histograms between the two groups at the end of the experiment (p > 0.05). d Scatter-Plot of the OARSI Grading of the Groups of Control and Fetuin (p > 0.05)

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