Function of Hyaline Cartilage (Articular cartilage)
Reduces Friction & Distributes Load
What is Hyaline Cartilage composed of?
- Extracellular Matrix: Water, Type II Collagen, Proteoglycans
- Cells: Chondrocytes–>derive from chondroblasts
What are the 3 components of a synovial joint?
- Synovial Cartilage
- Joint Capsule
- Joint Cavity
What are the 2 components of the joint capsule?
- Fibrous Layer= Outer layer –> Protects joint capsule
Function of Synovium
- Articular Nutrition
- Removal of debris w/in joint
Define Joint Cavity
Function of Labrum
Increase contact between articulating bones