Foods For Strong Bones Arden NC

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.

Target
(828) 681-0341
17 Mckenna Rd
Arden, NC
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Ingles Markets
(828) 681-5173
01 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Ingles Markets
(828) 298-2160
25 Charlotte Hwy
Asheville, NC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
7:00am to 10:00pm

Food Lion
(828) 667-8785
901 Smokey Park Hwy
Asheville, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sun 7 AM - 12 MIDNIGHT

Walmart Supercenter
(828) 298-8092
125 Bleachery Blvd
Asheville, NC
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 #
(828) 298-8182
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(828) 684-6864
60 Airport Rd.
Arden, NC
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 #
(828) 684-6803
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ingles Markets
(828) 684-8858
901 Hendersonville Rd.
Fletcher, NC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Food Lion
(828) 628-2283
1350 Charlotte Hwy
Fairview, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Target
(828) 298-1262
115 River Hills Rd
Asheville, NC
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Sam'S Club
(828) 251-9791
645 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC
Pharmacy #
(828)251-0372

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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