Werner, "The triangular fibrocartilage
complex of the wrist--anatomy and function," Journal of Hand Surgery, vol.
The research could lead to strategies for repairing fibrocartilage
in other joints, including the knees and vertebral discs.
A distinguishing factor between CPPD and HA is that HA typically involves tendons, bursae, and periarticular tissue, whereas CPPD typically deposits in hyaline and fibrocartilage
. Moreover, the deposition of HA may mimic an acute inflammation.
The tendon cell density and fibrocartilage
zone thickness (FZT) were measured using our established protocols.
It can be concluded that the mesenchymal model of the embryonic skull of sheep can differentiate hyaline cartilage and since this hyaline cartilage is more consistent than fibrocartilage
and no fibrocartilaginous tissue was seen in these cases, the best result was obtained in group II.
It has been established that fibrocartilage
growth is part of the development of the disease (Saridin et al.; Eslami et al., 2003), whereas histopathological classifications of normality and disease have not been clear in terms of criteria.
In chronic phase, this may lead to transformation of the fibrocartilage
tissue and ossification of the IFP (imitating enchondroma).
In IVD degeneration, distinct changes like progressive loss of proteoglycans and water content in the NP, filling of the NP space with fibrocartilage
, delamination of the AF, and osteophyte formation in the adjacent vertebral end plates can be observed .
Hyaline cartilage injury often results in the formation of the scar tissue fibrocartilage
or even new bone formation leading to growth impairment or osteoarthritis.
(18) A report by Schweitzer in 1992 concluded that while MR arthrography was the most accurate method for diagnosing scapholunate, lunotriquetral, and triangular fibrocartilage
complex (TFCC) tears, the slight aggregate improvement in accuracy over conventional MR imaging probably did not justify the invasive technique.
In general, CPPD crystals have a predilection for depositing in articular and fibrocartilage
Lesions in the marrow and surrounding soft tissues, including ligaments, fibrocartilage
, menisci, muscles, intervertebral disks, spinal cord and nerves are best defined by MRI.