Foods For Strong Bones Denver CO

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.

Supertarget
(303) 209-8720
7930 Northfield Blvd
Denver, CO
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.

Camy Market
(303) 322-1801
1700 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
 
Frank'S Market
(303) 333-1318
2800 Madison St
Denver, CO
 
Safeway
(303) 355-5486
3110 East First Ave.
Denver, CO
Store Hours
6:00 AM - Midnight

Whole Foods Market
(720) 941-4100
2375 E. 1St Ave
Denver, CO
 
Safeway
(303) 777-1231
560 Corona St.
Denver, CO
Services / Departments
Bakery,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5:00 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
303-777-4373
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM

Whole Foods Market
(303) 832-7701
900 E. 11Th Ave.
Denver, CO
 
Safeway
(303) 861-8169
757 E. 20Th Ave.
Denver, CO
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pharmacy #
303-861-4890
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Ace Market
(303) 839-5693
1304 E 22Nd Ave
Denver, CO
 
Alberston Market
(303) 744-8531
323 S Broadway
Denver, CO
 

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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