Foods For Strong Bones Grand Junction 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.

Walmart Supercenter
(970) 241-6061
2881 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
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 #
(970) 241-6652
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Safeway
(970) 254-0227
681 Horizon Dr
Grand Junction, CO
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
5:00 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
970-241-8232
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-8:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Walmart Supercenter
(970) 248-0031
2545 Rimrock Ave
Grand Junction, CO
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 #
(970) 248-0812
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Safeway
(970) 243-4204
2148 Broadway Blvd.
Grand Junction, CO
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,produce,seafood,Coinmaster
Store Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Pretzelmaker
(970) 241-0128
2424 Hwy 6 And 50
Grand Junction, CO

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Alberston Market
970.241.8536 (No Pharmacy)
1830 North 12Th Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Target
(970) 245-8056
2424 Highway 6 And 50
Grand Junction, 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.

Safeway
(970) 248-9869
2901 F Road
Grand Junction, CO
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Olive bar,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
5:00 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
970-248-9875
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-8:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Alberston Market
(970) 257-0072
2512 Broadway
Grand Junction, CO
 
David Bruce Faber
(970) 257-1411
1060 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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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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