Cartilage

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

Cartilage is an elastic connective tissue, capable of a considerable resistance. It acts as a "cushion" between the bones, allowing the movement of the joints and repairing them from shock and trauma. Injuries to cartilage tissue may be primary, caused by fractures and sprains, or secondary, caused by genetic factors or degenerative diseases. The areas most affected by this type of injury is the knee, hand, hip and spine.

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