Articular cartilage injuries
Cartilagestructures and functions can relatively easily be harmed, often resulting in damage. Such damage can result from a variety of causes, resulting from a bad fall or sport-accident (traumatic), previous knee injuries (post-traumatic) or wear and tear over time. Immobilisation for long periods can also result in cartilage damage.
Articular cartilage damage might be found on its own but it will more often be found in conjuction with injuries to
ligamentsand menisci. People with previous repairs to ligaments and or menisci often face more chances to articular cartilage damage due to alterned mechanics of the joint.
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Though articular cartilage damage is not life threatening, it does strongly affect the quality of life. Articular cartilage damage is often the cause of severe pain, swellings, strong barries to mobility and severe restrictions to the patient's activities. Over the last decades, however, surgeons and biotech ventures have elaborated promising procedures that contribute to
articular cartilage repair.
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