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The fibrous connective tissue covering cartilage, except at joints.



connective tissue that invests cartilage. Perichondrial cells become differentiated into cartilaginous cells at the same time as the dense homogeneous basic matter of the cartilage forms. In young organisms the perichondrium is converted to periosteum in the process of the development of bone from cartilage.

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3) Stucker and Sanders later reported their experience in using this flap to close auricular bowl defects after the harvesting of perichondrial cutaneous grafts.
Bruns J, Kersten P, Lierse W, Silbermann M: Autologous rib perichondrial grafts in experimentally induced osteochondral lesions in the sheep-knee joint: Morphological results.
Perichondrial or periosteal grafts can lead to the resurfacing of large defects.
Primary chondrosarcomas arise from undifferentiated perichondrial cells.
The purpose of this study was to determine the torsional strength of the capital femoral epiphysis and the role of the perichondrial ring in resisting torsion and to establish the porcine model as an analogue to human slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in order to aid in the development of SCFE treatment.