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Cartilage (Definition)

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


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I have a ruptured tendon in my pinky finger and a torn cartilage in my wrist of the same hand will i need surgery?

I have a ruptured tendon in my pinky finger and a torn cartilage in my wrist of the same hand will i need surgery?

Probably.: Sorry to hear about your injuries. Best to be seen by a hand surgeon for good advise but based on your description it is very likely that surgery will be necessary, at least for the ruptured tendon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If i pop my knuckles daily for several years, am i damaging the cartilage in my fingers?

If i pop my knuckles daily for several years, am i damaging the cartilage in my fingers?

No!: This is very commonly done by many. No long term problems have been seen or associated with it. Generally parents, mostly mothers don't like it. ...Read more

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Hello, I had the mumps around 4 years ago and ever since then I have had this problem. Sometimes feel Iike it is very difficult to breathe. I have stuck my finger in my throat, NOT VERY DEEP, and I have felt a flab (muscle or cartilage) in the middle

Hello,  I had the mumps around 4 years ago and ever since then I have had this problem. Sometimes  feel Iike it is very difficult to breathe.  I have stuck my finger in my throat,  NOT VERY DEEP, and I have felt a flab (muscle or cartilage) in the middle

Uvula or eppiglottis: AS mentioned it sounds like normal anatomy...a guess, since we cannot examine you in this set up. Mumps is uncommon, again assuming you were vaccinated, with the MMR vaccine twice in your life. So really hard to co relate all this . If concerned please consult a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Can softening of cartilage be reversed?

Can softening of cartilage be reversed?

Cartilage Healing: The articular cartilage has a blunted ability to heal. Softening of the cartilage is the first phase of cartilage deterioration. Clinically, there is no proven means to reverse the softening. However, there are theoretical possibilities to stimulate cartilage healing, e.g., electromagnetic, such as the ceruleau probe and bionicare knee system--i am not endorsing either product. ...Read more

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Thyroid cartilage increase?

Thyroid cartilage increase?

Likely normal: Since you are a 15 year male the enlargement in the thyroid cartilage (adam's apple) is likely a normal part of puberty. Suggest you see your family doctor to be sure it is the cartilage and not the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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How typical is cartilage cancer?

How typical is cartilage cancer?

Rare: Chondrosarcoma, or cartilage cancer, is a group of cancers that any pathologist can diagnose easily, but that we seldom see. Some are very tame; others are fairly aggressive. ...Read more

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How strong are lesser alar cartilage ?

How strong are lesser alar cartilage ?

Relatively strong: In human anatomy the part of the nose which forms the lateral wall is curved to correspond with the ala of the nose; it is oval and flattened, narrow behind, where it is connected with the frontal process of the maxilla by a tough fibrous membrane, in which are found three or four small cartilaginous plates, the lesser alar cartilages. ...Read more