Connective Tissue - Cartilage

Description:
This module addresses the histology of the four different types of cartilage. Cartilage, like bone, is a weight-bearing connective tissue that has matrix components that allow it to be stiff, resilient and (in one type) to have a smooth surface.

Content authors:
  • Edith Robbins
Module direction:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld
Post-Production:
  • Gregory Dorsainville

Learning objectives for this Activity:

At the completion of this module, you will be able to:
1. Name the different types of cartilage and their typical locations

2. Describe the different types of cartilage as weight-bearing tissues

3. Describe the matrix constituents of the different types of cartilage

4. Identify the different types of cartilage in histological sections

5. Describe the two modes of cartilage growth

6. Identify the different the skeletal functions of the different types of cartilage


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