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Partial knee replacement - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

Cartilage covers the end of bones in joints to provide shock absorption during movement.

Update Date 7/13/2015

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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