Articular cartilage: structure, injuries and review of management

  • Bhosale A
  • Richardson J
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Abstract

Chondral and osteochondral injuries are commonly seen in today's clinical practice. Articular cartilage provides an ultimate low-friction gliding surface, which none of the artificial constructs have been able to replace successfully. Retrospective review of the knee arthroscopies has revealed an underestimated incidence of this complex problem. Cartilage injuries in the knee joint if left untreated lead to pre-mature early arthritis and affect the activities of daily living. Various different treatment methods of cartilage regeneration have shown encouraging results, but unfortunately none has proved to be the ultimate solution.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Articular
  • Articular: anatomy & histology
  • Articular: injuries
  • Cartilage
  • Cartilage Diseases
  • Cartilage Diseases: therapy
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases
  • Joint Diseases: therapy
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

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Authors

  • AM Abhijit M Bhosale

  • JB James B Richardson

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