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Table 1 Histomorphometrical data

From: Time dependence of changes of two cartilage layers in anterior cruciate ligament insertion after resection on chondrocyte apoptosis and decrease in glycosaminoglycan

    normal ACL 1W 2W 4W 6W
TUNEL-rate (%) UF Resection 6.6 ± 3.1 14.1 ± 10.6 *+ 17.6 ± 12.1 *+ 2.6 ± 2.2 + 5.6 ± 3.3 +
   Sham   5.6 ± 3.7 * 5.5 ± 3.6 * 4.8 ± 2.8 5.3 ± 3.5
  CF Resection 8.7 ± 2.6 10.7 ± 2.8 + 22.6 ± 9.3 *+ 15.0 ± 5.4 * 13.2 ± 4.5 +
   Sham   12.3 ± 3.1 10.2 ± 4.8 * 7.5 ± 2.8 * 10.6 ± 4.3
GAG-thickness (μm) UF Resection 742.8 ± 337.6 471.0 ± 185.3 * 444.7 ± 429.5 * 382.2 ± 503.1 * 225.9 ± 258.7 *
   Sham   836.0 ± 269.1 * 729.6 ± 423.0 * 1069.1 ± 371.1 * 1341.1 ± 406.2 *
  CF Resection 53.8 ± 28.2 64.8 ± 50.2 46.0 ± 52.8 32.2 ± 29.7 23.0 ± 23.9 *
   Sham   40.9 ± 21.8 56.6 ± 41.0 33.0 ± 40.3 62.7 ± 32.0 *
  1. *-indicate a significant difference between groups in the same week (P < 0.05).
  2. + indicates a significant difference between weeks in the same group (P < 0.05).