Foods For Strong Bones Hastings MN

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
(651) 438-2400
1752 No. Frontage
Hastings, MN
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(651) 438-3030
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cub Foods Cottage Grove
(651) 459-7106
8690 E Point Douglas Rd
Cottage Grove, MN
 
Cub Foods Rosemount
(651) 423-0300
3784 150Th St West
Rosemount, MN
 
Rainbow Inver Grove Heights
(651) 451-7393
9015 Broderick Blvd
Inver Grove Hgts, MN
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Rainbow Woodbury
(651) 738-1974
7050 Valley Creek Pl
Woodbury, MN
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Target
(651) 480-2080
875 General Sieben Dr
Hastings, MN
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.

Walmart
(651) 451-3975
9165 Cahill Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(651) 451-7860
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cub Foods Inver Grove Hts
(651) 451-1579
7850 Cahill Ave South
Inver Grove Hts, MN
 
Walmart
(651) 735-5181
10240 Hudson Road
Woodbury, MN
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(651) 735-5190
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(651) 702-7970
9925 Hudson Road
Woodbury, MN
Pharmacy #
(651)702-7980

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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