Duke Orthopaedics
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Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Cartilage: Nourishment


- See: Healing

- Discussion:
    - mechanism of nutrition occurs by diffusion of materials through several millimeters of matrix;
    - synovial fluid that bathes cartilage provides adequate nutrition;
    - withdrawal of synovial fluid often leads to rapid deterioration of cartilage


The deleterious effects of drying on articular cartilage.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

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