Changes in Arrangement of Chondrons in Radial Zone of Ageing Male Human Articular Cartilage

  • Shaista Ali 1.Department of Anatomy, HBS Medical and Dental College Islamabad
Keywords: Articular cartilage, Chondrons, Radial zone, Osteoarthritis

Abstract

Background: To study the variation in
arrangement of chondrons in radial zone of male
human articular cartilage.
Methods: Forty samples of articular cartilage from
male dead bodies ageing between 21 – 60 years were
collected and divided into four groups. After tissue
processing and cutting, H&E and special staining
with Masson’s Trichrome was done and arrangement
of chondrons was noted.
Results: With advancing age the arrangements of
chondrons in radial zone of group A, B and C was in
short columns while in group D, the arrangement
was disturbed. The chondrons were observed in
pairs and clusters.
Conclusion: In ageing articular cartilage the
arrangements of chondrons in radial zone of
articular cartilage is altered leading to osteoarthritis
that makes it focus of intense study for preventive
measures and treatment.

Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
1.
Ali S. Changes in Arrangement of Chondrons in Radial Zone of Ageing Male Human Articular Cartilage. JRMC [Internet]. 30Dec.2016 [cited 19Jun.2021];20(4):317-9. Available from: https://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/159
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