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Table 2 The percentage decrease of water, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), total collagen content, and decrease degree of elasticity in meniscus transplant [6] and cartilage in relation to control group

From: The quantitative evaluation of the impact of viable medial meniscus graft type on the biochemical and biomechanical properties of the rabbit tibial cartilage

  Water (%) Total collagen (%) Glycosaminoglycans (%) Degree of elasticity (%)
Cartilage autograft ↑ 6.8 ↓ 0.7 ↓ 13.4 ↓ 14.8
Cartilage allograft ↑ 15.8 ↓ 14.3 ↓ 30.4 ↓ 32.6
Meniscus autograft ↑ 4.9 ↓ 0.4 ↓ 14.9 ↓ 19.5
Meniscus allograft ↑ 14.4 ↓ 13.9 ↓ 39.9 ↓ 41.6