View Full Version : elastic fibers in hyaline cartilage

06-10-1998, 12:40 AM
Maybe my question is not well founded but I am under the impression that
the articular hyaline cartilage contains elastic fibers. We have tried to
correlate the presence of elastic fibers with enzymes within the
cartilage under physiological and pathological conditions. In our hands,
there are no elastic fibers in the cartilage stainable by Weigert's
technique. Either I am mistaken and the cartilage is without elastic
fibers, the fibers are there but masked by matrical components or we are
using an inappropriate technique for the microscopical demonstration of
the elastic fibers. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Jochanan

Jochanan H. Boss, M.D.
Department of Pathology
Bnai-Zion Medical Center
P.O. Box 4940, Haifa 31048, Israel

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