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cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue

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Researchers have generally accepted that those defects that penetrate the subchondral bone (full-thickness defects) are repaired with various tissues, from a fibrous tissue to fibrocartilage.
As stated previously, fibrocartilage has inferior mechanical and wear properties compared to native hyaline cartilage.
Examination of the condylar head and glenoid fossa usually reveals what appears to be intact fibrocartilage covering the structures, without evidence of erosion or osteophytic formation.
MR arthrography can be very useful for evaluating the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC).
This revealed dense fibrous connective tissue, fibrocartilage, and focal calcifications, but no evidence of malignancy.
This unique joint can perform both hinge and sliding functions and is the only synovial joint in humans whose articulating surfaces are covered by fibrocartilage.
Fibrocartilage does not usually stand up over time and typically wears down after a few years, and may require a repeat procedure.
The interposed capsule undergoes metaplasia and becomes fibrocartilage over time.
The menisci are crescent-shaped pads of fibrocartilage located between the femur and tibia in the knee, and act as shock absorbers to prevent friction between the two bones.
Rarely, there may be fibrocartilage or elastic cartilage elements.
The meniscus is a wedge-shaped fibrocartilage tissue located between the thighbone and shinbone of the knee, providing stability, load distribution, force transmittance and assistance in lubrication of the knee joint.
At the microscopic level, the tendon fibrils of the supraspinatus tendon inserts directly into the greater tuberosity of the proximal humerus through four zones: tendon, unmineralized fibrocartilage, mineralized fibrocartilage, and finally bone.
Orteq has developed a biodegradable, biocompatible polymer scaffold, Actifit, specifically designed to support tissue ingrowth and regeneration in the meniscus, a fibrocartilage cushion in the knee.
Incidentally, chondrocalcinosis was seen in the triangular fibrocartilage.