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Figure 3: Histological evaluation. H and E staining was performed on sections of the distal phalanges joints. (a) Control; (b) RA; (c) Tc; (d) Tc + RA. Arrows show empty chondrocytes as well as isogenic bodies on cartilage. Magnification showed is 40X. J: joint cavity, A: articular cartilage, F: fibrous joint capsule, B: bone, C: calcified cartilage, and M: bone marrow. Arrows show empty chondrocytes as well as isogenic bodies on cartilage.