Stanislav Bondarenko, Volodymyr Filipenko, Department of Joint Pathology, Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv 61024, Ukraine
Nataliya Ashukina, Valentyna Maltseva, Laboratory of Connective Tissue Morphology, Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv 61024, Ukraine
Gennadiy Ivanov, Experimental Pathology, Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv 61024, Ukraine
Iurii Lazarenko, Department of Traumatology, Military medical clinical center of the Central region, Vinnytsia 21018, Ukraine
Dmytro Sereda, Department of Surgery, Odesa city hospital 11, Odesa 65006, Ukraine
Ran Schwarzkopf, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NY 10003, United States
Author contributions: All authors contributed to the study conception and design; Bondarenko S, Maltseva V and Ashukina N wrote the first draft version of the manuscript; Filipenko V supervised the study and performed critical revision of the article; Maltseva V performed data analysis and interpretation; Ivanov G, Lazarenko I and Sereda D performed experimental surgery, collection and interpretation data; Schwarzkopf R performed critical revision of the article; all authors revised and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology Review Board.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All applicable national guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed. The in vivo study was approved by the Ethical Clearance Bioethics Committee State Institution (Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology NAMS of Ukraine), Kharkiv, Ukraine (protocol number 211 of 01 Feb 2021).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
ARRIVE guidelines statement: The authors have read the ARRIVE guidelines, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the ARRIVE guidelines.
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Corresponding author: Stanislav Bondarenko, DSc, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Joint Pathology, Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, 80 Pushkinska St., Kharkiv 61024, Ukraine. email@example.com
Received: May 12, 2023
Peer-review started: May 12, 2023
First decision: July 19, 2023
Revised: July 26, 2023
Accepted: August 7, 2023
Article in press: August 7, 2023
Published online: September 18, 2023