Ultrastructure of fibrocartilages at the insertion of the rat Achilles tendon.

@article{Rufai1996UltrastructureOF,
  title={Ultrastructure of fibrocartilages at the insertion of the rat Achilles tendon.},
  author={Ahmed M Rufai and James Robert Ralphs and Mike Benjamin},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={1996},
  volume={189 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={
          185-91
        }
}
The ultrastructure of 3 fibrocartilages is described at the insertion of the adult rat Achilles tendon. Enthesial fibrocartilage lies at the tendon-bone junction, sesamoid fibrocartilage in the deep surface of the tendon where it presses on the calcaneus, and periosteal fibrocartilage covers the opposing surface of the bone. All had some features that could be interpreted as typical of fibrous tissues and other features that were more characteristic of cartilage. The general extracellular… CONTINUE READING

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