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.

Joint cartilage is also called 'hyaline cartilage' or 'articular cartilage'. A different variety of cartilage occurs in the meniscus, and in the windpipe.

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Clearing up confusion about knee cartilage

This eBook discusses a common knee terminology muddle about the word 'cartilage'.

Clearing up confusion about knee cartilage

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 knee cartilage - the articular cartiage covering the ends of the long bones and the meniscal cartilage which forms the shock absorber of the knee.

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