Foods For Strong Bones Havelock NC

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
(252) 447-6308
1403 E Main St.
Havelock, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(252) 223-4401
7075 Hwy 70
Newport, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 6 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(252) 726-9413
1010 W. Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(252) 636-5056
935 Hwy 70 East
New Bern, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(252) 354-4270
8700 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 6 AM - 10 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(252) 444-2055
566 Highway 70 West
Havelock, NC
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 #
(252) 444-0885
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
(252) 247-3573
4917 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(252) 247-0511
300 Highway 24
Morehead City, NC
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 #
(252) 247-2501
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
(910) 326-3534
1409 West Corbett Ave.
Swansboro, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Target
(252) 638-2954
3410 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
New Bern, NC
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.

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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