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Table 3 Histomorphometrical scores detected at sacrifice

From: Protective effects of calcium gluconate on osteoarthritis induced by anterior cruciate ligament transection and partial medial meniscectomy in Sprague–Dawley rats

Groups Thickness of articular cartilages
Femur Tibia
Controls   
  Sham 570.69 ± 63.08 887.40 ± 75.03
  OA 317.82 ± 77.79a 354.80 ± 46.41a
  Diclofenac 472.56 ± 63.04ab 486.90 ± 41.78ab
Calcium gluconate treated  
  100 mg/kg 574.06 ± 55.77b 689.43 ± 93.78ab
  50 mg/kg 471.21 ± 47.69ab 482.43 ± 65.10ab
  25 mg/kg 335.92 ± 40.20a 356.14 ± 52.71a
  1. After 84 days continuous oral treatment of calcium gluconate or subcutaneous treatment of diclofenac sodium in OA rats. Values are expressed as mean ± SD of eight rats, μm; OA, osteoarthritis. ap < 0.01 compared with sham control; bp < 0.01 compared with OA control.