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Last week's #MysteryAnatomy structure was Hyaline Cartilage. Hyaline cartilage is a translucent glassy (hyaline) soft tissue found on many joint surfaces throughout the body. Hyaline cartilage is firm in consistency and it contains a considerable amount of collagen. Hyaline cartilage contains no nerves or blood vessels. Learn more @

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This tissue is hyaline cartilage. Hyaline cartilage is characterized by chondroblasts within a lacuna and a large amount of white space. is avascular, which makes it hard to repair. It is rubbery and rigid and can be found in the nose or trachea.

Damaged Hyaline Cartilage - Everything in the body is able to be healed, and if you lose sight of that, you lose. This picture is meant to give you an idea of where the hyaline cartilage lies as well as what is going on in arthritic or otherwise damaged hyaline cartilage situations.