What is hyaline cartilage?

Articular Cartilage also known as Hyaline cartilage is a durable tissue that covers the ends of the thigh, shinbones and the knee cap. Articular Cartilage can last a lifetime if undamaged. Unfortunately, it can be injured by sports, traumatic injuries, work injuries, repetitive trauma secondary to incorrect training techniques or in some cases daily wear and tear. Articular Cartilage damage can occur in conjunction with damage to another area of the knee, for example, with injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament or the Meniscus. Articular Cartilage does not have a natural ability to heal itself. Carticel has the ability to repair defects or injury in the knee with hyaline cartilage, a key difference from many other repair techniques.

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