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Table 4 Zone thicknesses of articular cartilage in cyclically loaded rabbit metacarpophalangeal joints and their contra-lateral controls

From: Long-term cyclical in vivoloading increases cartilage proteoglycan content in a spatially specific manner: an infrared microspectroscopic imaging and polarized light microscopy study

  Superficial zone thickness (μm) Mid zone thickness (μm)
Rabbit no. Control Loaded Difference Control Loaded Difference
1 8.8 9.7 0.9 51.3 55.9 4.6
2 7.9 8.9 1.0 38.2 40.7 2.5
3 10.0 9.0 -1.1 50.3 49.6 -0.7
4 7.1 8.7 1.5 51.7 34.7 -17.0
5 7.5 8.5 1.0 38.5 40.9 2.4
6 7.2 5.0 -2.3 34.1 52.4 18.4
Mean 8.1 8.3 0.2 44.0 45.7 1.7
SD 1.1 1.7 1.5 7.9 8.1 11.3
Significancea    >0.05    >0.05
  1. aSignificance was calculated using the two-tailed, paired Student t test (α = 0.05). SD, standard deviation.