articular cartilage

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Articular cartilage

articular cartilage

Articular cartilage: structure, injuries and review of management

Stem cell therapy for articular cartilage defects

Telomere Erosion and Senescence in Human Articular Cartilage Chondrocytes

Mechanical behaviour of articular cartilage under tensile cyclic load

Ultrasonic measurement of the thickness of human articular cartilage in situ

Transcriptional comparisons between equine articular repair tissue, neonatal cartilage, cultured chondrocytes and mesenchymal stromal cells

Poroelastic materials reinforced by statistically oriented fibres—numerical implementation and application to articular cartilage

Erratum to: Poroelastic Materials Reinforced by Statistically Oriented Fibres - Numerical Implementation and Application to Articular Cartilage

Defects in articular cartilage metabolism and early arthritis in fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 deficient mice

Effects of Oxidative Damage and Telomerase Activity on Human Articular Cartilage Chondrocyte Senescence

Associations between cartilage oligomeric matrix protein and several articular tissues in early knee joint osteoarthritis

198. Cartilage Turnover and Intra-Articular Steroid Injections in Knee Osteoarthritis

The clinical correlates of articular cartilage defects in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a prospective study

Serum keratan sulfate is a promising marker of early articular cartilage breakdown

Dendritic cells in rheumatoid synovial membrane after total removal of the hyaline articular cartilage

The 'instantaneous' compressive modulus of human articular cartilage in joints of the lower limb.



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A protective layer of firm, flexible cartilage over the articulating ends of bones. It provides a smooth surface for joint movement, protecting the ends of long bones from wear at points of contact with other bones. It also helps to absorb shock and distribute forces. Articular cartilage contains collagen fibres continuous with those of the bone below. Although the cartilage lacks blood vessels, it plays an important role in the nourishment of the underlying bone. Synovial fluid is forced in and out of the cartilage with changes of pressure produced by movements. The fluid penetrates into the bone supplying it with nutrients.

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