Research Indicates that Knee Cartilage Loses Its Ability to Repair and Regenerate in Adulthood
Unlike the hard bones, cartilage may not regenerate itself after cartilage damage. The Danish research team estimated the generating time by tracking the carbon- 12’s radioisotope, carbon-14, in the knee cartilage. It was discovered that humans may only have the ability to synthesize collagen before adulthood. The way on how to produce knee cartilage to avoid knee joint damage still remains to be studied.