- Collagen fibers
- Group of Chondrocytes
- Collagen fibers  dominate the matrix of this type of cartilage.
- Is a little less firm when compared to hyaline cartilage, so it can cushion stresses better.
- Absorbs compressive shock
- Prevents bone to bone contact
- Limits movement
- Pads (menisci) within the knee joint
- Between the pubic bones of the pelvis
- Between the vertebrae as intervertebral discs
- Within the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)