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The current state of knowledge of cartilage differentiation leaves many questions unanswered. This review provides an up-to-date examination of current thinking on the subject of developmental patterns in cartilage formation. We will discuss the current model of limb elongation as well as the molecular aspects of chondrogenesis and growth plate formation. This will then be compared with the limited information currently known about the molecular aspects of osteoarthritis.