Histology - Fibrocartilage


This is a section of fibrocartilage from the quadriceps tendon near its junction with the patella. This strong cartilage is much more thickly embedded with collagen than is hyaline cartilage. Fibrocartilage is a support and binding tissue with strong shock-absorbing capabilities. It is also found in the meniscal cartilages of the knee, sternoclavicular, and temporomandibular joints. The intervertebral discs are made primarily of fibrocartilage.

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