Asked in Health
What type of cartilage is found in the ear and epiglottis?
Elastic cartilage also known as yellow cartilage is a type of cartilage present in the outer ear, Eustachian tube and epiglottis. It contains elastic fiber networks and collagen fibers. ...
Asked in Skeletal System
What type of cartilage covers the surfaces of bones in joints?
there are 3 types of cartilage. 1Hyaline cartilage: This type of cartilage has very thin fibers having same refractive index as the matrix of the cartilage and thus these fibers are not seen. Hyaline cartilage is the articular cartilage of long bones, sternum, ribs etc. Its color is bluish white and it is flexible. 2Fibrous cartilage: This type of cartilage has numerous white fibers. It is present in the symphysis pubis, and sternoclavicular joint etc. Its color is glistening white and the appearance is opaque. 3Elastic...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Where is elastic cartilage located and its function?
Elastic cartilage is found predominately in the external ear and as well as around the epiglottis. Elastic cartilage is similar to hyaline cartilage, but its matrix contains many elastic fibers along with the delicate collagen fibrils. This cartilage is more elastic than hyaline cartilage and better able to tolerate repeated bending. The epiglottis, which bends down to cover the glottis (opening) of the larynx each time we swallow, is made of elastic cartilage, as is the highly bendable cartilage in the outer ear. ...
Swollen outer ear?
The symptom of a swollen outer ear can be perichondritis, an ear cartilage infection caused by bacteria. Another symptom is pain. A cause for this condition can be injury of ear cartilage due to factors like cartilage piercing or ear surgery. ...