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Why can bone injuries heal much more rapidly than injuries to cartilage?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Rich blood supply
Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit.

In brief: Rich blood supply
Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Blood supply
Bone has good blood supply.
Cartilage relies on either synovial fluid or subchondral bone. Very difficult to get cartilage lesions to heal.

In brief: Blood supply
Bone has good blood supply.
Cartilage relies on either synovial fluid or subchondral bone. Very difficult to get cartilage lesions to heal.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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