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Research Article

Human Urine-Derived Stem Cells: Potential for Cell-Based Therapy of Cartilage Defects

Table 2

The semiquantitative scale for grading the natural healing articular cartilage: subcategories and their individual respective scores.

FeatureScore

Filling of defect
 100%0
 75%1
 50%2
 25%3
 0%4
Reconstitution of osteochondral junction
 Yes0
 Almost1
 Not close2
Matrix staining
 Normal0
 Reduced staining1
 Significantly reduced staining2
 Faint staining3
 No stain4
Cell morphology
 Normal0
 Mostly hyaline and fibrocartilage1
 Mostly fibrocartilage2
 Some fibrocartilage but mostly nonchondrocytic cell3
 Nonchondrocytic cell only4

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