Articular cartilage


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Related to Articular cartilage: hyaline cartilage
cartilage that lines the joints.

See also: Cartilage

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The articular cartilage, which serves to provide frictionless contact between bones, wears out completely, causing severe joint pain, lack of mobility and even social isolation.
Microfracture surgery is usually carried out when there is damage to the articular cartilage - the smooth layer of the joint that covers the bone ends.
Articular cartilage is a stiff and load bearing connective tissue which covers the bone ends making the smooth and frictionless movements possible at joints.
Joints are composed of two bones covered with articular cartilage. In a healthy joint state, strong ligaments hold the bones together and, along with healthy cartilage, enable the bones to glide evenly over one another when the joints are in motion.
Osiris products include skin, bone graft and articular cartilage substitutes.
The hip is a complex ball-andsocket joint comprising the acetabulum, proximal femur, and articular cartilage. In addition, the capsulolabral tissues and surrounding muscles and tendons stabilize the hip, dictate its range of motion, and enhance its function.
Two experienced musculoskeletal radiologists were blinded to assess all MRI findings, including bursae around the knee, bone marrow edema (BME), meniscal signal changes, and articular cartilage and ligament damage.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that involves degradation and destruction of the articular cartilage structure of the joint leading to pain, swelling and reduced joint movement; and there is increasing evidence to link metabolic disturbances such as diabetes to osteoarthritis (Pottie et al., 2006; Van Manen et al., 2012).
Many methods from direct radiography to state-of-the-art cross-sectional diagnosis methods have been used historically either alone or in combination for imaging articular cartilage. Cartilage imaging has gained substantial significance in recent years in terms of treatment of the damage occurring in the cartilage and monitoring the result of treatment.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common form of arthritis characterized by loss of articular cartilage. [1] It is one of the major causes of physical disability and is the most common indication for hip and knee replacement.