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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.


Filling of defect
Reconstitution of osteochondral junction
 Not close2
Matrix staining
 Reduced staining1
 Significantly reduced staining2
 Faint staining3
 No stain4
Cell morphology
 Mostly hyaline and fibrocartilage1
 Mostly fibrocartilage2
 Some fibrocartilage but mostly nonchondrocytic cell3
 Nonchondrocytic cell only4

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