Foods For Strong Bones Douglas GA

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
(912) 384-4600
1450 Southeast Bowens Mill Rd
Douglas, GA
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 #
(912) 384-5492
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Harveys Supermarket
(912) 422-3813
1016 N Main St
Pearson, GA
Store Hours
Sun-Sat 7AM-10PM

Nicholls Iga Store
(912) 345-5366
101 N Liberty St
Nicholls, GA

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Publix
(770) 460-4100
108 Pavilion Pkwy
Fayetteville, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 460-4106

Walmart Supercenter
(706) 639-4900
2625 No. Hwy 27
La Fayette, GA
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 #
(706) 639-4905
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harveys Supermarket
(912) 389-3350
901 W Ward St
Douglas, GA
Store Hours
Sun-Sat 7AM-10PM

Tienda Y Torilleria Mexico
(912) 383-7994
336 Peterson Ave S
Douglas, GA

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Walmart Supercenter
(706) 648-2105
855 North Church St.
Thomaston, GA
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 #
(706) 648-2105
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Publix
(404) 898-1850
1544 Piedmont Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA
Pharmacy #
(404) 724-0932

Walmart Supercenter
(229) 889-9655
2825 Ledo Road
Albany, GA
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 #
(229) 889-9923
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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