Anatomy & Physiology Question #27
A patient has a problem with joint flexion that causes pain when bending the left knee. Which type of cartilage should the nurse identify that resists compression and absorbs shock?
The correct answer is D. The type of cartilage best for resisting compress and shock is articular cartilage. This type allows bones to glide over each other as a joint flexes and straightens and acts as a shock absorption. The other choices do not resist compression and absorb shock.