secondary cartilage

secondary cartilage

n.
Cartilage, as in certain joints, that changes directly into bone.
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It can also reduce the need for secondary cartilage donor site surgery.
PDS([TM]) Flexible Plate offers a highly versatile and reliable way of making maximal use of many cartilage fragments otherwise discarded, and may reduce the need for secondary cartilage donor site surgery.