Cartilage that contains fibrous bundles of collagen, such as that of the intervertebral disks in the spinal cord.
- Unlike desired hyaline cartilage, repair fibrocartilage has diminished resilience and a predilection for deterioration over time.
- The well-defined zone of tendon, fibrocartilage, calcified cartilage, and bone had not been re-established.
- Magnetic resonance imaging or computerized axial tomography scans are not sensitive enough to distinguish between hyaline cartilage (ie, normal) and fibrocartilage (ie, scar).
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