Articular and Meniscal Cartilage Regeneration and Repair

Normal function of the knee in both the athletic and the nonathletic population depends on the integrity of the many components that make up this complex joint. Structures made of cartilage in particular play a key role in maintaining normal function.

Within the knee, there are two different types of cartilage: (1) articular (hyaline) cartilage, which is the thin layer of smooth, white, shiny tissue covering the articulating bone surfaces, and (2) the meniscal cartilages, which are two crescent-shaped wedges of elastic cartilage that lie between these surfaces.

Structure and Function of Articular Cartilage

Articular cartilage has the lowest coefficient ...

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