The unique histology of the chondrolabral junction was identified in a caprine model. This unique type-1, crimped, loose collagen helps explain how the hip joint can withstand huge sheer forces over time.
This discovery leads us on a quest to find Orthobiologics to preserve the hip joint when it is damaged.
The study was published in the Journal of OrthopAedic Research. To read the article, please CLICK HERE.
Rajappa R, Nazal MR, Stelzer JW, Hsu H, Conaway WK, Rokkappanavar S, Niu W, Upadhyaya S, Alpaugh K, Spector M, Martin SD. Translational Relevance of the Goat as a Preclinical Model of the Human Labrum and Chondrolabral Junction—Histological Study. J Ortho Res. 2020 May 38(5): 1070-80. Published online 2019 2 December. https://doi.org/10.1002/jor.24546