Treatment Options for Cartilage Damage | Cartilage Defects of the Knee

What is Cartilage?

A type of tissue primarily found in the joints

Fibrous, elastic tissue covering the bone surfaces in a joint. It has a sliding and impact-absorbing function.

Smooth, slippery substance preventing the ends of bones from rubbing together.

Unlike bone, cartilage does not contain blood vessels and lacks the ability to regenerate.

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What Happens When A Meniscus Tear Is Neglected

Meniscus is the shock absorption pads inside the knee joints. We have 2 of them in each knee. They are called the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus.

Studies have shown that the medial meniscus absorbs 50% of the medial knee joint load while the lateral meniscus absorbs 70% of the lateral knee joint . . . → Read More: What Happens When A Meniscus Tear Is Neglected