- The ends of the bones have a smooth covering called the articular cartilage.
- Articular cartilage is vulnerable to injury and has poor potential for repair so damage can lead to arthritis many years after injury.
- This involves taking a piece of cartilage from elsewhere in your body and putting it in your knee, to replace the damaged cartilage.
- Often, the pain is the result of an injury such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage.
- Alternatively the ligaments may become loose, so that the disc of cartilage no longer stays between the jaw bone and the skull when the joint is moved.
- Normally, the ball moves smoothly in its socket on a lining of shock-absorbing cartilage.
- A hole is pierced through the skin and cartilage of the nostril.
- Here the two bones contact each other directly with no intervening space for articular cartilage.
- During surgery the skin of the nose is separated from its supporting bone and cartilage, which is then sculpted to the desired shape.
- The human body has a dynamic framework of bone and cartilage called the skeleton.
- The shape of the nose is defined by shadows as the skin moves over cartilage and bone.
- The results of this study in rabbits showed no sign of cartilage and bone formation.
- The inflamed joint lining, the synovium, can invade and damage bone and cartilage.
- Once injured, articular cartilage doesn't heal well, or typically at all on its own.
- An imbalance of growth factors affecting the cartilage and underlying bone may also contribute.
- The loose bodies may remain free in the joint space and grow via layering of cartilage and bone.
- One third is found in the muscles and the rest in the bones, skin, cartilage and especially the blood.
- Deeper in the airway wall there is cartilage and smooth muscle.