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

Fiesta Iga
(
Us Rt 1 & Rt 56
Franklinton, NC
 
Walmart Supercenter
(336) 226-1819
530 So. Graham-Hopedale Road
Burlington, 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 #
(336) 226-1922
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
(828) 286-8935
169 Railroad Ave.&Amp;Hwy 74B
Rutherfordton, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 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
(704) 599-6332
8120 University City Blvd
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.

Supertarget
(919) 425-0001
8210 Renaissance Pkwy
Durham, NC
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Food Lion
(336) 766-4755
4380 Kinnamon Village Lp
Clemmons, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 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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