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Cartilage damage

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Introduction
Cartilage damage is a relatively common type of injury. The majority of cases involve damage to the articular cartilage in the knee joint.
Symptoms of cartilage damage
The symptoms of articular cartilage damage include swelling, joint pain, stiffness and a decreased range of movement in the affected joint
Diagnosing cartilage damage
Diagnosing articular cartilage damage can be challenging because it cannot be confirmed through a physical examination.
Treating cartilage damage
There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments that can help relieve symptoms of damaged articular cartilage.