Articular Cartilage Biology


Intact articular cartilage is commonly called “hyaline”. Its thickness reaches 5 mm within the knee joint. Properties such as almost frictionless articulation of joint surfaces and the ability to absorb mechanical stress are owed to its unique and complex architecture.


Articular Cartilage Subchondral Bone Collagen Fibril Joint Surface Hyaline Cartilage 
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