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Cartilage

This refers to the shiny white cap at the end of articulating bones (bones forming joints). The common term would be 'gristle', like the gristle at the end of a chicken bone.

(AKA joint cartilage)

Joint cartilage is also called 'hyaline cartilage' or 'articular cartilage'.

See articular cartilage.

A different variety of cartilage occurs in the meniscus, and in the windpipe.

Clearing up confusion about knee cartilage

17 May, 2014

It is a source of perpetual frustration to me that doctors fail to clarify in patient's minds the difference between the two kinds of...

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