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Cartilage deterioration in patient's after ACL reconstruction in contralateral knee

From literature, about 50% of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction patient's are predisposed to osteoarthritis (OA) later in life due to cartilage deterioration and cartilage damage from ...
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What if you avoid popping your joints entirely?

This question is the opposite of Are there any side effects to cracking knuckles? . When you wake in the morning and stretch joints pop or crack. So what would happen health wise if you where to avoid ...
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Is it true that our earlobes and noses elongate because of gravity — not necessareily cartilage growth?

I always thought and assumed it truth that earlobes and noses continued to grow because cartilage doesn't stop growing, but I've heard it's actually due to gravity. Which one is true? Or do both ...
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Piercing ear for the second time

Are there any risks to re-piercing the ear on the same spot as a healed previous piercing? What about on cartilage?