Foods For Strong Bones Clinton 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.

Food Lion
(910) 592-2169
North Blvd.Northside Plz
Clinton, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(910) 594-6555
306 Main Street
Newton Grove, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Food Lion
(704) 933-1137
358 Oak Avenue Mall Drive
Kannapolis, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
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2515 S. Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 12 Midnight

Food Lion
(704) 872-4627
2187 Old Moutain Rd.
Statesville, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 6 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(910) 592-1818
1415 Sunset Avenue
Clinton, 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 #
(910) 592-1208
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(910) 525-3181
West Nc Hwy 24
Roseboro, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Target
(252) 265-4500
3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 1A
Wilson, 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.

Harris Teeter
(919) 942-8564
310 N Greensboro St
Carrboro, NC
Store Hours
Open 24 hrs

Walmart Supercenter
(704) 484-0021
705 East Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, 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) 484-0051
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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