Foods For Strong Bones Bloomington IN

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.

Sam'S Club
(812) 331-0003
3205 West State Hwy 45
Bloomington, IN
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(812)333-8903

Walmart
(812) 829-2251
823 West State Highway 46
Spencer, IN
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(812) 829-2289
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Omalia Foods
(812) 331-2823
512 S College Mall Rd
Bloomington, IN

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Olive Market
(812) 332-1770
2610 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN

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Brown County Iga
(812) 988-4546
30 Hawthorne Dr
Nashville, IN

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Walmart Supercenter
(812) 337-0002
3313 W. State Rt. 45
Bloomington, IN
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(812) 335-0060
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
(765) 342-3786
410 Grand Valley Blvd
Martinsville, IN
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(765) 349-1138
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saraga Oriental Market
(812) 330-1821
1305 S College Mall Rd
Bloomington, IN

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K & S Country Market
(812) 332-1082
614 E 2nd St
Bloomington, IN

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Cataract General Store
(765) 795-4782
2799 S Cataract Rd
Spencer, IN

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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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