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Table 1 Quantitative histological results

From: Effects of diacerein on cartilage and subchondral bone in early stages of osteoarthritis in a rabbit model

  CTRL OA CTRL + DC OA + DC
  mean ± std.dev mean ± std.dev mean ± std.dev mean ± std.dev
Subchondral bone
Tb.A (mm2) 46.37 ± 5.41 47.93 ± 7.01 50.69 ± 7.34 45.54 ± 6.83
Tb.Sp (μm) 514.93 ± 235.24 437.79 ± 211.86 534.56 ± 222.56 590.16 ± 272.66
SB.Th (μm) 306.57 ± 76.46 251.60 ± 67.43 264.07 ± 28.36 268.20 ± 47.01
Cartilage
FI (mm) 1.08 ± 0.07 1.22 ± 0.14 1.10 ± 0.16 1.10 ± 0.05
Cg.Th (μm) 493.73 ± 80.73 620.12 ± 114.82c 473.82 ± 87.57b 571.12 ± 96.73
nCg.Th (μm) 338.64 ± 65.03b 465.23 ± 88.92a,c 322.19 ± 82.98b 409.79 ± 82.56
cCg.Th (μm) 155.09 ± 24.94 167.75 ± 43.01 151.69 ± 28.05 161.33 ± 42.09
  1. Comparison of the histological parameters obtained from undecalcified samples between experimental groups. All variables were normally distributed, except FI. Statistical significance p < 0.05: a vs. CTRL; b vs. OA; c vs. CTRL + DC; d vs. OA + DC