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Articular Cartilage Physiology

  • Ann Marie Kelly
  • Nikolaos K. Paschos
  • Dimitrios Giotis
  • John D. KellyIV
Chapter
Part of the Orthopaedic Study Guide Series book series (ORTHSTUDY)

Abstract

Articular cartilage is mainly hyaline articular cartilage. It is an avascular and aneural tissue; thus its potential for healing is limited—if not nonexistent.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Marie Kelly
    • 1
  • Nikolaos K. Paschos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dimitrios Giotis
    • 1
    • 3
  • John D. KellyIV
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Panepistimion Ioanninon, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryIoanninaGreece

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