fibrocartilage


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fi·bro·car·ti·lage

 (fī′brō-kär′tl-ĭj)
n.
Cartilage that contains numerous thick bundles of collagen fibers.

fibrocartilage

(ˌfaɪbrəʊˈkɑːtɪlɪdʒ)
n
an elastic material exhibiting characteristics both of fibrous tissue and of cartilage

fi•bro•car•ti•lage

(ˌfaɪ broʊˈkɑr tl ɪdʒ, -ˈkɑrt lɪdʒ)

n.
1. a type of cartilage having a large number of fibers.
2. a part or structure composed of such cartilage.
[1825–35]
fi`bro•car`ti•lag′i•nous (-ˈædʒ ə nəs) adj.
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Noun1.fibrocartilage - cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
Translations

fi·bro·car·ti·lage

n. fibrocartílago, tipo de cartílago en el que la matriz contiene abundante tejido fibroso.
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This correlate well with the study done by Shankman et al, [16] wherein they stated that tear of the anterior horns of lateral meniscus is unusual and false positive findings on MRI are probably due to increased signal in the anterior horn of lateral meniscus, because of the junction in the fibrocartilage and collagen at the central attachment site of the anterior horn of lateral meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament.
Background: The injury of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a common cause of ulnar-sided wrist pain.
Cartilage is classified in three types, elastic cartilage, hyaline cartilage, and fibrocartilage, which differ in relative amounts of collagen and proteoglycan.
In the control group (group D), more severe lesions were observed such as microfractures with the presence of fibrocartilage, remodelling, and bone repair, while the severity and stage of the lesions increased compared to the other groups.
If the fibrocartilage tissue in the spine degenerates over time, an intervertebral disc can "slip," painfully pinching the medulla or nerves.
1) In general, small avulsions of the ulnar styloid do not require formal treatment, whereas displaced fractures of the base of the styloid involving the fovea may require operative repair, if there is clinical instability, to reestablish the attachment of the triangular fibrocartilage complex.
11,13) Linear or punctate calcification of the hyaline and fibrocartilage is the characteristic finding on plain X-ray in CC.
5) More recently, ultrasonography of articular and fibrocartilage has been used to indicate the presence of CPPD crystals.
The author showed that the condylar head is repaired with fibrous tissue, which later undergoes metaplasia to fibrocartilage of histological features similar to those of original tissue.
Now, new research reveals underlying biomechanics that may be involved in meniscus fibrocartilage function as well as dysfunction and could guide novel treatments for some of the most debilitating and costly orthopedic problems in the United States, including meniscus tears and age-related joint degeneration.