Foods For Strong Bones Harper Woods MI

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.

Target
(313) 371-9751
18000 Vernier Rd
Harper Woods, MI
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.

Aldi
18867 E. 9 Mile Road
Eastpointe, MI
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Aldi
14708 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Sam'S Club
(586) 415-9987
31720 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville, MI
Pharmacy #
(586)415-9980

Costco
(586) 447-0191
27118 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI
 
Mr C'S Supermarket
(313) 372-5434
12055 Morang
Detroit, MI
 
Aldi
15415 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit, MI
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Trader Joe'S
(313) 640-7794
17028 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Walmart
(586) 777-0221
28804 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(586) 777-9475
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Oakridge Market
(586) 296-7230
31240 Groesbeck Hwy
Fraser, MI
 

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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