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Table 1 Histopathology: number of cells with their differentiation and vascularity (mean and Standard deviation), (28 DPI vs. 84 DPI vs. their normal contralateral).

From: Short and long terms healing of the experimentally transverse sectioned tendon in rabbits

  Four weeks post injury Twelve weeks post injury
Variable Injured tendon Normal tendon Injured tendon Normal tendon
Fibroblast 237.75 ± 26.58 6.00 ± 12.00 211 ± 22.22 33.00 ± 49.65
Fibrocyte Negative 29.00 ± 7.52 14.00 ± 7.43 34.25 ± 12.03
Macrophage 6.50 ± 1.64 Negative 3.25 ± 1.50 Negative
Lymphocyte 15.75 ± 7.84 Negative 12.25 ± 3.68 Negative
Neutrophil Negative Negative Negative Negative
Mature fibroblast 8.50 ± 2.51 Negative 15.50 ± 3.00 Negative
Immature fibroblast 28.25 ± 5.56 Negative 15.00 ± 4.83 Negative
Vascularity 3.75 ± 3.30 Negative 2.00 ± 1.63 Negative
  1. Number of histopathologic slides for each group = 10, number of histopathologic field = 5, pair sample t-Test and independent sample t-Test (P < 0.05), magnification for tenoblasts, tenocytes, macrophage, lymphocyte and neutrophil = x200 and for mature and immature tenoblasts (fibroblasts) and vascularity = x800.