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Bone remodeling in response to stress

26 July 2013

Bone remodeling in response to stress was described by:

a) Harvey Cushing

b) William Osler

c) Julius Wolff

d) Nicolas Andry

Correct answer:  c) Julius Wolff

Bone remodeling in response to stress was described by German Anatomist/Surgeon Julius Wolff (1836-1902) in the 19th century. Wolff’s law states that bone in a healthy person or animal will adapt to the loads it is placed under.

Nicolas Andry (1658 – 1742), a French doctor coined the term ‘Orthopedics’. In his book, he gave the illustration of the crooked tree, which was later used in the symbols of many orthopedic societies around the world. http://www.diavlos.gr/orto96/ortowww/andry1.htm

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