What is cartilage? Cartilage is a special ‘elastic’ type of tissue which means that can be bent or compressed (put under pressure) without breaking. Cartilage is found throughout the body although most cartilage is found between bones where it helps form a cushion that protects the ends of the bones from damage. Some parts of …
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What is an osteochondroma? Osteochondroma is the most common non-cancerous type of bone tumour. The name is made up of three parts that come from Greek words – “osteo-“meaning bone, “chondro-” meaning cartilage, and “-oma” which describes an abnormal growth. As the name suggests, the tumour is made up of both bone and cartilage. Osteochondromas …
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What is chondrosarcoma? Chondrosarcoma is a type of cancer made up of cartilage. Chondrosarcomas can start within a bone or any other part of the body where cartilage is normally found such as the nose or ears. The most common locations for chondrosarcoma are the spine and pelvis. It typically affects older adults and is …
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