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Table 1 Histological maturity scores of the tendon gels before the tensile process (0–8 points)

From: Investigating the histological and structural properties of tendon gel as an artificial biomaterial using the film model method in rabbits

  Score 0 Score 1 Score 2 Score 3
Cell count ratio (J/C) > 1 ≤ 1   
Flat-cell-to-round-cell ratio 0 < 1 ≥ 1  
Number of connecting junctions between tendon parenchyma and tendon gel 0 1 2  
Amount of collagen fibers No strain Mild strain Moderate strain Equivalent to normal tendon