volume 29, issue 6, P707-716 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00163-8
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Kozaburo Hayashi

Abstract: Living tissues and organs are dynamic and change their mechanical properties and structure in response to stress alteration as a phenomenon of functional adaptation and optimal operation. This phenomenon is called 'Tissue Remodeling', and Wolff's law on bone remodeling is widely known. Several recent studies have shown that fibrous connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments also have the ability of remodeling. However, relatively little is known about the stress and motion effects on tissue homeostasis i…

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