Table 1

Description of the experimental design

Groups

Number of animals

Treatments

Follow-up


Sham group

3

Sham operation

8 wks

OA group

9

ACLT

8, 16, 24 wks

4% RSA group

24

4% RSA

16 to 24 wks

2 × 106 ASC group

24

2 × 106 ASCs

16 to 24 wks

6 × 106 ASC group

24

6 × 106 ASCs

16 to 24 wks

Biodistribution group

9

labeled - ASCs

3, 7, 20 days


ACLT, anterior cruciate ligament transection; ASCs, adipose stem cells; OA, osteoarthritis; RSA, rabbit serum albumin; wks, weeks

Desando et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R22   doi:10.1186/ar4156

Open Data