fibrocartilage


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fibrocartilage

[¦fī·brō′kärd·əl·ij]
(histology)
A form of cartilage rich in dense, closely opposed bundles of collagen fibers; occurs in intervertebral disks, in the symphysis pubis, and in certain tendons.
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The researchers isolated fibrocartilage stem cells (FCSCs) from the joint and showed that the cells can form cartilage and bone, both in the laboratory and when implanted into animals.
The joints with fibrocartilage and hyaline are more likely to develop CPPD; this makes the knees and wrists the most common sites.17 Radiographs of the knees will detect 90% of patients with calcifications in chondrocalcinosis, which are linear or punctuate in hyaline cartilage, but granular in fibrocartilage.
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At the end of treatment, a histological examination showed hyaline cartilage in the infrared laser group, fibrocartilage in the He-Ne laser group, and granulation tissue in limbs of the control group.
High-resolution 3T magnetic resonance imaging of the triangular fibrocartilage complex in Chinese wrists: Correlation with cross-sectional anatomy.
The collagen types I, II, and X characterize fibrocartilage and chondrocyte dedifferentiation, typical hyaline cartilage, and cartilage hypertrophy, respectively [28].
The supraspinatus tendon is particularly vulnerable, since it curves along its course between the musculotendinous junction and its insertion on fibrocartilage. Furthermore, magic angle augmentation of signal intensity within the biceps tendon may be misinterpreted as focal cuff pathologic conditions near the rotator interval.
(1) In general, small avulsions of the ulnar styloid do not require formal treatment, whereas displaced fractures of the base of the styloid involving the fovea may require operative repair, if there is clinical instability, to reestablish the attachment of the triangular fibrocartilage complex.
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The labrum is a ring of fibrocartilage based on the glenoid cavity.