Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministero della Salute (CO-2018-12367585)
Received: 5 July 2023
Accepted: 17 July 2023
First Online: 1 August 2023
: The study was approved by the University of Milan Animal Welfare Organisation. The animals were housed in the University of Milan Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Lodi, Italy). The animals were regularly checked by a certified veterinarian responsible for health monitoring and animal welfare supervision. All surgeries were performed under general anesthesia, and all efforts were made to minimize animal suffering.
: Not applicable.
: EK: Receipt of grants/research supports: ZIMMER BIOMET (USA), MASTELLI (IT), FIDIA (IT), CARTIHEAL (IL), REJOINT. Receipt of honoraria or consultation fees: CARTIHEAL (IL), GREEN BONE (IT), GEISTLICH (CH). Participation in a company sponsored speaker's bureau: ZIMMER BIOMET (USA), FIDIA (IT). Stock shareholder: CARTIHEAL (IL).All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.