Floating cartilage

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(Med.) a cartilage which moves freely in the cavity of a joint, and often interferes with the functions of the latter.

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The defects cause pain with activities and can cause locking and giving way if there is loose cartilage.
1 to remove bone spurs and loose cartilage in his right elbow.
Promising shooting guard Dion Waiters will also miss the game after an MRI revealed loose cartilage in his left knee, according to several reports, and will miss upwards of a week.
It also allows inspection of the joint and removal of possible loose cartilage bodies.
Holly is set to go under the knife in October to reattach a piece of loose cartilage and could move into athletics if the surgery does not prove a success.
He has stressed there had been no imminent danger of arthritis and so what would have been wrong in having the loose cartilage in his knee cleaned out after Pebble Beach?
No ligament damage was found, Lilley said, and some loose cartilage was removed.
Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes said: "It is bad news for Simon that this new problem has occurred, Simon will undergo arthroscopy on his left knee tomorrow to remove loose cartilage.
O'Dowd recovery: Center Kris O'Dowd, who underwent surgery on his knee to remove loose cartilage, said he hopes to return for the Notre Dame game Oct.
We'd been unable to see what was wrong with him so we had to get the doctor to look inside his knee and they found a small piece of loose cartilage.
Pedroia also said there was a small piece of loose cartilage.
The 28-year-old went under the knife to clean up loose cartilage left over from a cruciate ligament injury that sidelined him for 10 months last season.