Histopathological Effects of Loading on Cartilage Repair in a Rat Full-thickness Articular Cartilage Defect Model

[Purpose] We investigated effects of loading on cartilage repair in rat full-thickness articular cartilage defects and histopathologically analyzed the healing process of the defect. [Subjects] A total of 40 male 9-week-old Wistar rats were used. [Methods] Full-thickness articular cartilage defects were created over the capsule at the loading portion in the… (More)