Flashcards in Cartilage Deck (37)
Chondrocytes occur randomly singly or in isogenous groups in hyaline cartilage, what are the exceptions to this?
Growth plates and articular cartilage are more structured
What are the zones of articular cartilage?
Superficial zone has flattened chondrocytes and collagen fibers are parallel to the joint surface
The middle zone has round lacunae and collagen fibers that arc towards the underlying bone
How to tell elastic cartilage from hyaline cartilage?
Elastic fibers will contrast with the ground substance
Where is elastic cartilage found?
E- Epiglottis, External Ear, Eustacian tube
What type of fibers does fibrocartilage have?
Large collagen fibers to help with tendons and ligaments, intervertebral discs and symphyses
How are cells arranged in fibrocartilage?
Rounded cells in lacunae and arranged in rows between collagen fibers