The role of cartilage with the bones and joints
Cartilage damage can be diagnosed and clearly seen on X-rays.
New techniques being tested to restore articular cartilage include bone grafting, autologous chondrocyte cell transplantation, and mesothelioma stem cell regeneration aimed at restoring articular cartilage.
With bone grafting, a healthy piece of bone and cartilage is removed from an area and then transplanted to the damaged area.
Currently, this procedure is applied to treat knee injuries.
Autologous cartilage cell transplantation is the culture of healthy cartilage cells and transplantation at the site of the injury.
This technique is also currently used for knee injuries.
The process of regeneration of mesenchymal stem cells is still in the process of being tested.
Early detection and treatment of osteoarthritis can help prevent cartilage damage.
Cartilage plays an important role in joints, losing cartilage in one or more joints can cause pain and limit motor function, and may even be disabled.
Cartilage is an important component that helps maintain bone and joint health.
Most osteoarthritis diseases are the result of the cartilage being lost or eroded.
The body consists of three different types of cartilage: hyaline cartilage, elastic cartilage and fibrous cartilage.
Hyalin cartilage, also known as articular cartilage, is a familiar type of cartilage, which forms a thick layer on the ends of the bones in the joint.
Hyalin cartilage is found in the joints, septum of the nose, trachea and ribs.