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Articular cartilage

Physiologic Function

  • Mechanics
  • Joint hydrodynamics

Normal Histology

  • Cell types
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Structure-function relationships
  • Neurovascular supply

Development and Aging

  • Development (changes in cell density, cell type, and extracellular matrix)
  • Aging (changes in cell density, cell type, and extracellular matrix)


  • Biology of cartilage wear and repair; Osteoarthritis
  • Biology of Chondral defects/ focal trauma
  • Biology of Septic arthritis

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