Articular cartilage is a unique biphasic tissue composed of chondrocytes surrounded by extracellular matrix (ECM). This thin layer of tissue covers the articular surface of diarthroidal joints and provides a durable, low friction interface which also helps to reduce the load transmitted to the underlying subchondral bone.
Treatment of Articular Cartilage Injuries in the Knee
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Wanich, T. "Treatment of Articular Cartilage Injuries in the Knee." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 4th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference. ASME 2009 4th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices. Irvine, California, USA. June 8–9, 2009. pp. 53-54. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/BioMed2009-83083
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