What is Hyaline Cartiage?
Location? between joints like the elbows, knees, on the ribs around the sternum, hip joint, nuckles on toes & feet, articulate cartilage, between metacarpels & metatarsals, nose, larynx & trachea, shoulder capsule. Anywhere where joints are bendable there is cartilage.
Structure? looks like glass, has chondrocytes and collagen, resists compresson well because the ground substance can hold large amounts of water, makes up the articular cartilage that covers the ends of adjoining bones in movable joints
Function? lines joints, provides support through flexibility and resilence