Foods For Strong Bones Dekalb IL

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
(815) 758-6225
2300 Sycamore Road
Dekalb, IL
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(815) 758-6284
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sullivans Foods
(815) 756-3312
1401 S 4th St
Dekalb, IL
 
Stop N Shop Food Mart
(815) 758-0724
708 E Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL
 
The Mexican Store
(815) 787-7803
1029 Pleasant St
Dekalb, IL
 
Wal Mart Supercenter
(815) 756-9488
2300 Sycamore Rd
Dekalb, IL
 
Walmart
(815) 562-3424
1240 North 7Th Street
Rochelle, IL
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(815) 562-3414
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

El Bajito
(815) 748-3684
402 E Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL
 
Jewel Food Stores
(815) 758-5478
1320 Sycamore Rd
Dekalb, IL
 
Schnucks Markets
(815) 748-6200
975 S Annie Glidden Rd
Dekalb, IL
 
Duck Soup Coup
(815) 756-7044
129 E Hillcrest Dr
Dekalb, IL
 

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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