What is Articular Cartilage?
Articular cartilage is the tough, smooth white tissue that covers the ends of the bones where they come together to form joints. It is one of the most highly specialized tissues in the human body and facilitates almost frictionless movement of your joints. In fact, the coefficient of friction between 2 cartilage surfaces is smoother than ice on ice!
Unfortunately, as a consequence of its highly specialized nature, it has lost the ability to heal and as such articular cartilage damage has very limited intrinsic healing capacity.