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Table 2 Macroscopic scoring parameters

From: Alterative effects of an oral alginate extract on experimental rabbit osteoarthritis

Articular cartilage abnormality Score
0 1 2 3 4
Fissure None Very small 1 small 2 small or l large 3 small or 2 large
Osteophytes None Very small Small Medium Large
Fibrillation None Noticeable Moderate Marked Extensively severe
Ulceration None Mild Moderate Focally severe Extensively severe
Loss of superficial layer Normal Slight Moderate Focally severe Extensively severe