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Knee Pain and Knee Arthritis

The cartilage of the knee is complex and it is made up of an elastic compressive structure. The normal articular cartilage is called hyaline cartilage. Hyaline cartilage provides a smooth, gliding surface that helps in the motion of the joint (Figure 1). There is about 2 cc's of synovial fluid inside the knee which helps in the motion and lubrication of the joint (Figure 2).
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