Foods For Strong Bones El Dorado AR

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
(870) 862-2128
2730 Northwest Ave
El Dorado, AR
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
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(870) 862-4866
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Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

S Michael Jones, MD
(870) 862-4756
403 W Oak St Ste 105
El Dorado, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1986

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Walmart Supercenter
(479) 273-0060
406 South Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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(479) 273-5080
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(870) 862-2128
2730 Northwest Ave
El Dorado, AR
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
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(870) 862-4866
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Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(501) 676-3191
322 Brownsville Loop
Lonoke, AR
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(501) 676-3184
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Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Geetha R Komatireddy
(870) 864-4189
700 W Grove St
El Dorado, AR
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Rheumatology

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Walmart Supercenter
(479) 751-4817
2004 South Pleasant
Springdale, AR
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(479) 756-0860
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(501) 337-9485
1910 Martin Luther King Blvd
Malvern, AR
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(501) 337-1170
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(479) 967-9777
2409 East Main Street
Russellville, AR
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(479) 968-2970
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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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(479) 738-2001
East Lee Street
Huntsville, AR
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(479) 738-1270
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Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: Closed

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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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