Articular Cartilage Damage | Repair Surgery | MedStar Health
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Articular cartilage is the smooth, white tissue that covers the ends of bones where they come together to form joints. Healthy cartilage in our joints makes it easier to move. It allows the bones to glide over each other with very little friction. This cartilage can be damaged by injury or normal wear and tear. Because cartilage does not heal itself well, surgery is often recommended to relieve the pain and allow better function.

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