Foods For Strong Bones Apollo PA

Whenever a broken bone heals, someone's bound to tell you that it's stronger than before. But that's not the case when an accident or surgery creates a gap that requires a bone graft. Then the new bone forms mostly on the surface of the implant, leaving the center hollow and weak.

Helds Shop 'N Save
(724) 478-4751
Rt #66 & 16Th St
No Apollo, PA
 
Ferris Fine Foods
(724) 327-0921
3913 Old William Penn Hwy
Murrysville, PA
 
Ferris Foodland
(724) 327-0921
3913 Old William Penn Hwy
Murrysville, PA
 
Faturs Foodland
(724) 468-5352
207 Athena Dr
Delmont, PA
 
Walmart Supercenter
(724) 226-6949
4015 Freeport Rd
Natrona Heights, PA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(724) 226-6960
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

J & J Foodland
(724) 339-4988
336 Central Plaza
New Kensington, PA
 
Murrysville Shop 'N Save
(724) 327-1860
4536 William Penn Hwy
Murrysville, PA
 
Holiday Park Shop 'N Save
(724) 327-1810
2362 Route 286
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Walmart Supercenter
(724) 468-6274
6700 Hollywood Blvd
Delmont, PA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(724) 468-5928
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(724) 274-1734
2000 Village Center Drive
Tarentum, PA
Pharmacy #
(724)274-1730

A Better Bone Bridge

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By James Keough

Whenever a broken bone heals, someone’s bound to tell you that it’s stronger than before. But that’s not the case when an accident or surgery creates a gap that requires a bone graft. Then the new bone forms mostly on the surface of the implant, leaving the center hollow and weak. Until now, that is. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have found a way to fill a gap with solid new bone by making a temporary bridge out of an unlikely mix of things: cement, a biodegradable mesh, a patient’s own bone cells, and extracts from seaweed and crustacean shells.

How does it work? The mesh provides a rebar-like structure that reinforces the cement, which is made from calcium phosphate (a mineral found in bone), and the shells yield chitosan, a biopolymer that makes the cement stronger. The bone cells get mixed right into the cement. Normally that would kill them, but the researchers first coat the cells with a natural polymer found in seaweed. Once in place, this mixture hardens enough to close the gap. Then the seaweed polymer dissolves, and the bone cells start to grow in the space left behind. And because the new bone growth occurs throughout the bridge, it is stronger than traditional grafts.

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