When a joint suffers a big hit, distortion or sprain, the surface of the hyalin cartilage becomes injured. After a hit, a remarkable cartilage softening may show up, while the other two injury types often cause abruption (peel off) of the cartilage surface from its bony base (see figure). The detached piece persists as a loose body in the joint, […]
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The rheumatic (autoimmune) joint inflammations form a special group within the painful joint disorders. The nature of the autoimmune diseases is that the immune system attacks our own cells and tissues in some way. At rheumatic joint inflammation, this process involves mainly the internal joint membrane, causing abnormal joint fluid production (swelling). The joint becomes painful as […]
The joint surface of the bone ends are covered by a very resistant, strong hyalin cartilage layer. This surface ensures smooth sliding of the joints. The hyalin cartilage contains very few cells, so its regeneration capability after injury is qiute fair. The cells produce the main components of the cartilage fibers: the hyaluronic acid, the […]