Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fried chicken leg #2

After David ate the meat off the chicken leg, I can show you the articular cartilage.  Mom used to call it the 'gristle' on the end of the chicken leg.  This chicken version of articular cartilage shares some similarities to human articular cartilage.  It's white, shiny, and very smooth.  Articular cartilage becomes sick when osteoarthritis happens.  May is arthritis month and I'm beginning a series explaining osteoarthritis.  Stay tuned for more information.

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