4. Tissues & Histology
Specialized Connective Tissue: Cartilage
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True or False: The nose and the ear are made of the same type of cartilage.
Janine fell off her bike, cutting her knee and tearing the hyaline cartilage of her knee joint. At the doctor's office, she is told the cuts will heal in a few weeks, but the cartilage will take months. Using what you know about tissues, why does the cartilage take longer to heal?