Can cartilage grow back as
suggested by a current TV ad?
In humans, there is essentially no repair of natural cartilage that has been injured. With deep cartilage injury, there can be a scar cartilage that forms. This scar cartilage is not the same quality of natural cartilage.
There is no medication or food supplement that promotes the re-growth of cartilage.
Thank you for your question.
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