Wolff law

Wolff law

every change in the form and the function of a bone, or in its function alone, is followed by certain definite changes in its internal architecture and secondary alterations in its external conformation; these changes usually represent responses to alterations in weight-bearing stresses.

Wolff law

(vōlf law)
1. Every change in the form and the function of a bone is followed by changes in the bone's internal architecture and secondary alterations in its external conformation; these changes usually represent responses to alterations in weight-bearing stresses.
2. Bone forms in areas of stress and is resorbed in areas of nonstress.

Wolff,

Julius, German anatomist, 1836-1902.
Wolff law - changes in bone function are followed by changes in internal architecture.
Wolff vasogenic theory

Wolff law

(vōlf law)
1. Every change in the form and the function of a bone is followed by changes in the bone's internal architecture and secondary alterations in its external conformation; these changes usually represent responses to alterations in weight-bearing stresses.
2. Bone forms in areas of stress and is resorbed in areas of nonstress.