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Table 1 Histologic scale which graded cartilage samples

From: Effects of tranexamic acid on the recovery of osteochondral defects treated by microfracture and acellular matrix scaffold: an experimental study

Score Fourth week Eighth week
TA Control TA Control
Cell morphology
 Hyaline cartilage 4    1  
 Mostly hyaline cartilage 3    4 2
 Hyaline and fibrocartilage 2 2   5 4
 Mostly fibrocartilage 1 2 2   4
 Mostly non-cartilage 0 4 6   
Matrix staining
 Same as the normal area 4     
 Slightly reduced 3    6  
 Reduced 2    4  
 Significantly reduced 1 2    4
 None 0 6 8   6
Surface regularity
 Smooth 2 2   6 5
 Slightly Irregular 1 5 4 4 5
 Irregular 0 1 4   
Thickness of the cartilage (%)
 100 4     
 75 3    2  
 50 2    5  
 25 1 3   3 3
 0 0 5 8   7
Bonding
 Both edges integrated 2 2   4  
 One edge integrated 1 3 4 6 3
 Both edges not integrated 0 3 4   7