chapter  2
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- Articular Cartilage Development

Classically, developmental biology has focused on articular cartilage from initial limb bud formation and chondrogenesis in utero until formation of an initial anlage of cartilage tissue shortly before birth. After description of embryonic cartilage development, we will discuss the overall growth, maturation, and life of articular cartilage through skeletal maturity and aging (Figure 2.1).