Foods For Strong Bones Charlotte 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
(704) 973-3121
900 Metropolitan Ave Ste 2
Charlotte, 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.

Food Lion
(704) 596-8148
2935 Wt Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart
(704) 535-3708
3304 Eastway Drive
Charlotte, 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 #
(704) 535-7954
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
(704) 392-2311
3240 Wilkinson Blvd
Charlotte, 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 #
(704) 392-7282
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harris Teeter
(704) 364-1245
6701 Morrison Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Open 24 hrs
Pharmacy #
(704) 364-9043
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Trader Joe'S
(704) 334-0737
1133 Metropolitan Ave*
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Harris Teeter
(704) 521-8394
5030 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
7am-10pm

Food Lion
(704) 333-4389
3009 Plaza Road E. 34Rd S
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Food Lion
(704) 367-1849
931 N. Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Aldi
2526 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

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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