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Table 3 Histological analysis for percutaneously injected cartilage

From: Percutaneous cartilage injection: A prospective animal study on a rabbit model

Cannula Rabbit Proportion of viable chondrocytes (%) Degree of fibrosis Mean/median chondrocyte viability (%) Mean/median chondrocyte viability (%)
Large bore 1 100 None 93/90 75/82.5
2 90 Moderate
3 90 Slight
Small bore 4 50 Slight 64/75
6 90 Moderate
7 75 None
8 30 Modrate
9 75 None