Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 2 The Nature, Use, and Varieties of Cartilage

Cartilage as a glue

Its usefulness comes up again in most junctures of bones not set up for mobility, where cartilage [c. fibrosa] intervenes as if in place of glue, as for example we have noticed happen in joining the bones of the pubis [symphysis pubica] and, in younger bodies, in the joining of an epiphysis with the remaining bone [c. epiphysialis]. There will be occasion to deal further with the nature of attaching cartilage when we discuss the ways in which bones are joined, and it will be necessary to assess it at length in connection with dislocations.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 2 The Nature, Use, and Varieties of Cartilage