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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Perhaps?: But I am not aware of any indication or benefit. With the worlds shark population down 90%, it wouldn't be high on my list of complementary or altern ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Joint health...: People have said that shark cartilage is great for joint health. Some have said that is has uses in the treatment of arthritis and even certain types ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr answered
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cell numbers: Young cartilage has more cells per volume. The cells make and support the surrounding material (extracellular matrix) that is key for overall cartilag ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Hansen
21 years experience in Family Medicine
No good data: Shark cartilage is a nutritional supplement thought to possibly be helpful for arthritis do to its naturally high level of chondroitin. Unfortunately ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Controversial: At best.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Repair: Depends on which type and what joint. Meniscus cartilages can be repaired or replaced, articular cartilage can be grafted with a paste graft techniqu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Cartilage tears occur from being active. There is no hereditary component to it. If you come from a physically active family, your family is more li ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See below: 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 ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr answered
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Treatments specific: Meniscal cartilage tears in older individuals may often be treated nonoperatively. In younger individuals, the goal is repair though some meniscal tea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr answered
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage: No Nerves: There are two types of knee cartilage: articular, which covers the ends of the bones in the joint and meniscal, which are the two pads of tissue betwe ... Read More
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