The term 'knee cartilage' could refer to either the meniscal cartilage(s) or the articular cartilage.


Clarifying the meaning of knee cartilage

Knee 'cartilages' are the menisci, or shock absorbers of the knee. They should not really be referred to as cartilages because of confusion with articular cartilage, which is the gristle covering the ends of the bones of the knee.

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articular cartilage
hyaline cartilage

Joint Cartilage & Osteoarthritis

Papers about joint cartilage problems in the knee, delivered at a very basic level.



Acute and Stress-related Injuries of Bone and Cartilage: Pertinent Anatomy, Basic Biomechanics, and Imaging Perspective. Pathria MN, Chung CB and Resnick DL. Radiology. July 2016; 280(1): 21–38.

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eBook - Clearing up confusion about knee cartilage

eBook explaining the difference between articular cartilage and meniscus cartilage.