Example mouse femur histological cross section demonstrates calcified cartilage presence.
(A-C) An intracortical band of woven bone (ICWB) apposed by lamellar bone was present in all samples of both studies. (A’-C’) Calcified cartilage (blue tissue, black arrow heads) were present in all samples. (D) Calcified cartilage resided exclusively within ICWB. None could be found in lamellar bone.