Foods For Strong Bones Fresh Meadows NY

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.

Waldbaums
(718) 423-9589
196-35 Horace Harding Blvd.
Flushing, NY
 
BJ's
(347) 625-2959
131-07 40Th Rd., Ste. A100
Flushing, NY
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Bakery, BJ's Optical Department(R), Verizon Wireless Kiosk
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Waldbaums
(718) 279-3188
213-15 26Th Ave.
Bay Terrace, NY
 
Super Stop & Shop
(718) 423-5601
24926 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck, NY
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Pathmark
(212) 569-0600
410 W. 207Th St.
New York, NY
 
Pathmark
(718) 886-4488
31-06 Farrington St.
Whitestone, NY
 
Waldbaums
(718) 445-8167
35-10 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Francis Lewis, NY
 
Trader Joe'S
(718) 275-1791
9030 Metropolitan Ave
Rego Park, NY
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Waldbaums
(718) 767-8404
153-01 10Th Ave.
Whitestone, NY
 
BJ's
(718) 359-9703
13705 20Th Ave.
College Point, NY
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Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 10 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 8 P.M.

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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