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Figure 3

From: Intradiscal injection of simvastatin retards progression of intervertebral disc degeneration induced by stab injury

Figure 3

Representative MRI scans and quantitative analysis of T2 density and MRI index of different experimental groups at two weeks after drug injection. Discs in treatment groups were injected with either 2 μL of gel alone or gel loaded with simvastatin (SIM; 5 mg/mL) at four weeks after the disc stab with 21-G needle. ** P < 0.01 when compared with intact control group;# P < 0.05 when compared with stabbed group; ++ P < 0.01 when compared with gel-alone-treated group. MRI = magnetic resonance imaging.

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