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Articular Cartilage Injury
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Mainly Hyaline: Hyaline w some fibrous at attachment to bone. ...Read more
Motion, weight loss: Motion (via non-impact aerobic exercise- walking, biking, swimming) definitely helps maintain the functionality of articular cartilage. Decreased load across a weight bearing joint (e.g. knee) via weight loss is also a major help toward improving the health of articular cartilage ...Read more
Help: Motion of effected joint and nonimpact activity appear to be valuable for cartilage nutrition and recovery from restoration procedures. By nonimpact I am referring to activities like swimming, cycling, walking which are safe in intermediate stages( 3 mos to 6-8 mos) after such procedures. Higher impact activites probably shouldn't even be considered until 10-12 mos post operatively. ...Read more
Definitions: Articular cartilage refers to the lining of the bones in a joint (such as the knee, hip, shoulder, and wrist). It is an amazing dynamic structure that cushions the joint while allowing it to move freely. Condyles refer to anatomic parts of bones that look like rounded pegs (examples are the femoral condyle of the knees. Elbows, fingers, and toe joints also have "condyles"). ...Read more
Lots: For the most part (with exceptions) articulate cartilage is found at the terminal end of a bone with intent to articulate with the other bone also having articular cartilage. Cartilage is cartilage and bone is bone. Articular cartilages lie over some spongy bone and bone gets more dense further down. The cartilage helps to protect the bone, lubricates, absorbs impact. ...Read more
Slows recovery: Meniscus tears resolve quickly after partial meniscectomy. The finding of cartilage damage puts a cloud over your recovery and ability to return to running. It will definitely slow it up to 6 weeks. The grade, location and size of the area of cartilage damage will ultimately come ino play. Articular damage often has no effect. Remain positive do physical therapy and listen to doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee cartilage: See an orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more
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