The quality of healing: articular cartilage.

@article{Gomoll2014TheQO,
  title={The quality of healing: articular cartilage.},
  author={Andreas Hans Gomoll and Tom Minas},
  journal={Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 Suppl 1},
  pages={30-8}
}
Articular cartilage lacks an intrinsic capacity for self-repair, and once damaged, it never heals. This creates an opportunity for surgical intervention, whether to stimulate a healing response that results in the formation of a lower-quality fibrocartilaginous scar or formal cartilage repair in the form of cartilage transplants. This article will review… CONTINUE READING