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Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. It also gives shape and support to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

Injured, inflamed, or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include

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  1. Cartilage Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. ... such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Cartilage-hair hypoplasia From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Cartilage-hair hypoplasia On this page: Description Genetic changes ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2014 What is cartilage-hair hypoplasia? Cartilage-hair hypoplasia is a disorder ...
  3. Cartilage (Bovine and Shark) (PDQ) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Trials Cancer Statistics Research & Funding News About NCI Cartilage (Bovine and Shark) (PDQ®) Patient Version Health Professional Version Last Modified: 06/05/2013 Cartilage (Bovine and Shark) (PDQ®) Overview Questions and Answers ...
  4. Engineering Cartilage From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    ... Virus Structure Engineering Cartilage March 3, 2014 Engineering Cartilage Researchers developed a 3-D scaffold that guides the development of stem cells into specialized cartilage-producing cells. The approach could allow for the ...
  5. Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Gait & Motion Analysis Limb Length Discrepancy Orthopedics Orthotics Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia Locations & Doctors About Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia Nemours is world-renowned for skeletal ...
  6. Cartilage regeneration - knee ... small holes in the bone near the damaged cartilage. These are called microfractures. These holes release cells ...
  7. Shark cartilage (tough elastic tissue that provides support, much as bone does) used for medicine comes primarily from sharks ... Several types of extracts are made from shark cartilage including squalamine lactate, AE-941, and U-995. ...
  8. Articular Cartilage Injuries (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) - PDF  
    AOSSM SPORTS TIPS ARTICULAR CARTILAGE INJURIES WHAT IS ARTICULAR CARTILAGE? Articular cartilage can sometimes be confusing, because there are three different types of cartilage found ...
  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Cartilage Diseases From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Articular Cartilage Disorders From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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