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Can cartilage be reshaped through manual manipulation or pressure?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine

In brief: No

Cartilage can not be reshaped, manipulation can reduce pressure on cartilage and improve joint space to lessen symptoms.

In brief: No

Cartilage can not be reshaped, manipulation can reduce pressure on cartilage and improve joint space to lessen symptoms.
Dr. Andrew Lipton
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

The overall shape of the cartilage is fixed and cannot be changed.
The cartilage can deform and absorb energy and shock through manipulation, but will go right back to its original shape. That is the amazing part of cartilage. Pressure and manipulation will only temporarily change its shape (it immediately returns to its normal configuration).

In brief: No

The overall shape of the cartilage is fixed and cannot be changed.
The cartilage can deform and absorb energy and shock through manipulation, but will go right back to its original shape. That is the amazing part of cartilage. Pressure and manipulation will only temporarily change its shape (it immediately returns to its normal configuration).
Dr. Allen Lu
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