ar·​tic·​u·​lar | \ är-ˈti-kyə-lər How to pronounce articular (audio) \

Definition of articular

: of or relating to a joint articular cartilage

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Healthy articular cartilage glides smoothly against the bone without creating friction that would aggravate the joints. Malika Andrews,, "A career-threatening surgery: The rise and fall of microfracture in the NBA," 6 July 2018 Osteoarthritis is chronic joint inflammation that causes damage to articular cartilage – which covers and protects the ends of bones – as well as changes to synovial fluid and narrowing of the joint space. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "A painful truth: One-fifth of dogs, many cats develop osteoarthritis," 30 May 2018 To maintain your joints, incorporate controlled articular rotations (CARs) into your daily exercise routine. Brian Maher,, "Why you need to add this joint mobility routine to your workout," 8 May 2018 But cartilage damage to the meniscus or articular surface is often permanent. Profootballdoc,, "Panthers cleared in extensive, defensive NFL report," 24 Jan. 2018 Every time the knee cap shifts out of place, there is potential for permanent damage to the articular cartilage. Profootballdoc,, "Skins' Trent Williams is trying to play through something he probably can't," 25 Oct. 2017 The timeline to return to play following ACL reconstruction varies, especially if additional injuries occurred such as a meniscal tear or articular cartilage damage. Justin Shaginaw, Pt, Dpt, Lat, Atc,, "When will Eagles' cornerback Randall Goforth return after ACL injury?," 2 Aug. 2017 With the significant force involved in playing in the NFL, there is potential of a fracture, damage to articular cartilage and tearing the labrum and/or capsule. Profootballdoc,, "Dennis Pitta should walk away now," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of articular

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for articular

Middle English articuler, from Latin articularis, from articulus

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ar·​tic·​u·​lar | \ är-ˈtik-yə-lər How to pronounce articular (audio) \

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: of or relating to a joint

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