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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.

Safeway
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4001 Hardwick
Lakewood, CA
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Target
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141 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA
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Safeway
(562) 496-4144
4226 Woodruff Ave
Lakewood, CA
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Walmart
(562) 425-5113
7250 Carson Blvd
Long Beach, CA
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(562) 429-5611
6501 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA
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Walmart
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2770 Carson St
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340 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA
 
Stater Bros
(562) 866-2474
17220 Lakewood Blvd
Bellflower, CA
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Safeway
(562) 496-2151
5949 E. Spring St
Long Beach, CA
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6750 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA
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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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