Foods For Strong Bones Cedarburg WI

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.

Pick 'N Save Grafton
(262) 243-5900
301 Falls Rd.
Grafton, WI
Store Hours
6AM - 11 PM

Target
(262) 375-6395
1250 N Port Washington Rd
Grafton, WI
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.

Pick 'N Save Saukville
(262) 268-6894
810 East Green Bay Avenue
Saukville, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Pick 'N Save West Bend - Washington
(262) 338-5632
2518 W Washington Street
West Bend, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Pick 'N Save West Bend - Main
(262) 338-5626
1719 S Main Street
West Bend, WI
Store Hours
6AM - 11 PM

Costco
(262) 204-1050
950 Port Washington Rd
Grafton, WI
 
Walmart
(262) 284-9616
825 East Green Bay Avenue
Saukville, WI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(262) 284-9881
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick 'N Save Mequon
(262) 241-6721
11300 N. Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(262) 255-1285
W190 N9855 Appleton Avenue
Germantown, WI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(262) 255-5351
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
(262) 334-5760
1515 West Paradise Dr.
West Bend, WI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(262) 334-9860
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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