Manoj and Prim discuss practical approaches to articular cartilage in the exam, with the aim being to prepare orthopaedic trainees for the FRCS(Orth). Prim Achan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health and Training Programme Director for the Percival Pott rotation. Without going into intricate basic science detail, the focus is on the right approach to align structure, function, injury and treatment options in the trainee's mind. Enjoy!