Foods For Strong Bones Coldwater MI

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.

Walmart Supercenter
(517) 278-2240
800 East Chicago St.
Coldwater, MI
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 #
(517) 278-5897
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Scotts
(260) 665-7193
State Rd 127 No
Angola, IN
 
Save-A-Lot
(517) 278-3346
400 N Willowbrook Rd
Coldwater, MI

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Village Market Food Ctr
(269) 432-3010
1077 M 86
Colon, MI

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Costco
(248) 836-1601
2343 South Telegraph Rd
Bloomfield, MI
 
Aldi
811 E. Chicago Street
Coldwater, MI
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Walmart Supercenter
(260) 665-7313
2016 N Wayne St.
Angola, IN
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 #
(260) 665-7033
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

B's Shop & Fly
(517) 639-4104
1294 E Chicago Rd
Quincy, MI

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Target
(616) 698-1026
1925 Market Place Dr
Caledonia, MI
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.

Sam'S Club
(616) 395-3190
2190 North Park Drive
Holland, MI
 
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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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