Table 1

Clinical diagnosis and histological scores of the seven donors

No.

Cartilage

Age (years)

Sex

Ahlbäck

Varus

Valgus

HKA angle

Diagnosis

Mankin

Cells/mg


1

Affected

73

Male

III

Yes

175°

Prim OA

n/a

n/a

Unaffected

n/a

n/a

2

Affected

74

Male

IV

Yes

174°

Prim OA

n/a

2,912

Unaffected

n/a

2,422

3

Affected

83

Female

V

Yes

184°

Prim OA

n/a

2,147

Unaffected

n/a

2,917

4

Affected

81

Female

II

Yes

182°

Sec OA

4.5

2,054

Unaffected

5

1,923

5

Affected

74

Male

III

Yes

176°

Prim OA

11*

1,310

Unaffected

5.5

1,938

6

Affected

64

Female

IV

Yes

167°

Prim OA

1.5

3,465

Unaffected

1.5

3,091

7

Affected

81

Female

IV

Yes

173°

Prim OA

9*

2,649

Unaffected

6.5

2,410


An asterisk indicates a significant difference (P < 0.05) between unaffected and affected biopsies. HKA angle, hip–knee–ankle angle; n/a, not analysed; OA, osteoarthritis; Prim, primary; Sec, secondary.

Tallheden et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005 7:R560-R568   doi:10.1186/ar1709

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