Foods For Strong Bones Gaston SC

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.

Food Lion
(803) 739-8734
5204 Hwy. 321
Gaston, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(803) 957-2557
1780 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC
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 #
(803) 957-1321
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(
2245 Charleston Hwy.
Cayce, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sun 5am-11pm

Food Lion
(803) 794-0413
2250 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Publix
(803) 951-3999
100 Old Cherokee Rd
Lexington, SC
Pharmacy #
(803) 951-1727

Food Lion
(803) 951-2707
1856 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(803) 755-9277
3975 Platt Springs Road
West Columbia, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(803) 796-9144
2401 Augusta Road
West Columbia, SC
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 #
(803) 791-8114
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
(803) 255-4351
501 Gervais St
Columbia, SC
 
Walmart Supercenter
(803) 808-3740
5556 Sunset Blvd
Lexington, SC
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 #
(803) 808-3747
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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