ARE BROKEN BONES (when healed) BETTER THAN NEW? So goes the challenge to bust the myth. You may be surprised to learn the facts.
The Claim: After Being Broken, Bones Can Become Even Stronger.
This concept that bone adapts to pressure, or a lack of it is known as Wolff’s law. It’s the reason astronauts return with reduced bone density after floating in microgravity. And conversely, it explains why studies show that tennis players and fencers develop greater bone mass in their dominant arms and legs.
After Being Broken, Bones Can Become Even Stronger Anahad O’Connor, New York Times