Foods For Strong Bones Bartow FL

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.

Walmart Supercenter
(863) 533-5400
1050 Van Fleet Drive
Bartow, FL
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 #
(863) 533-2131
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Publix
(863) 291-0312
884 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven, FL
Pharmacy #
(863) 293-2382

Publix
(863) 646-8537
4730 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL
Pharmacy #
(863) 646-5471

Publix
(863) 293-3804
1090 Spirit Lake Rd
Winter Haven, FL
Pharmacy #
(863) 293-5007

Publix
(863) 607-4522
2125 E County Road 540A
Lakeland, FL
Pharmacy #
(863) 619-8332

Publix
(863) 533-7127
255 E Van Fleet Dr
Bartow, FL
 
Publix
(863) 294-7331
1108 Spirit Lake Rd
Winter Haven, FL
 
Winn-Dixie
(863) 291-3218
2700 Recker Highway
Winter Haven, FL
Services / Departments
ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat, Pharmacy
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Pharmacy #
863-291-3522
Pharmacy Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Walmart Supercenter
(863) 299-5527
355 Cypress Garden Blvd
Winter Haven, FL
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 #
(863) 299-5131
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Winn-Dixie
(863) 644-2214
6902 South Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL
Services / Departments
ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat, Pharmacy
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Pharmacy #
863-646-3617
Pharmacy Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

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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