Pathogenesis of cartilage calcification: mechanisms of crystal deposition in cartilage.

@article{Boskey2002PathogenesisOC,
  title={Pathogenesis of cartilage calcification: mechanisms of crystal deposition in cartilage.},
  author={Adele Ludin Boskey},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={245-51}
}
Apatite crystals form in physiologically calcified tissues, including the hyaline cartilage of the epiphyseal growth plate. While apatite crystals appear as unwanted deposits in other cartilage sites, more frequently, crystalline materials other than or in addition to apatite develop in dystrophic cartilage deposits. These crystalline materials include calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate and other calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate phases, monosodium urate, calcium oxalate, cholesterol, and… CONTINUE READING