Year 2009 Vol. 17 No 2

LECTURES

BOLOBOSHKO K.B., TOLSTIK A.N.

UP-TO-DATE TENDENCIES IN DIAGNOSTICS AND TREATMENT OF THE ARTICULAR CARTILAGE DEFECTS (PART 1)

The up-to-date tendencies in diagnostics and treatment of the articular cartilage defects in the form of the review lecture are summarized in the article. The data concerning the structure and functions of the cartilage tissue, its various zones construction, many-sided role of chondrocytes and extracellular matrix are presented. The analysis of different causes resulting in damage and occurrence of cartilage covering defects of the synovial joints is given.

Keywords: cartilage, joint, defect, pathology
p. 130 - 135 of the original issue
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