Foods For Strong Bones Homestead FL

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.

Publix
(305) 242-2679
2950 Ne 8Th St
Homestead, FL
Pharmacy #
(305) 242-2825

Winn-Dixie
(305) 248-6445
240 Ne 8Th Street
Homestead, FL
Services / Departments
ATM, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat, Pharmacy
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Pharmacy #
305-248-0231
Pharmacy Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Walmart Supercenter
(305) 242-4447
33501 So. Dixie Hwy.
Florida City, FL
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 #
(305) 242-8787
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Winn-Dixie
(305) 248-0660
27359 S. Dixie Highway
Homestead, FL
Services / Departments
ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M.

Publix
(305) 256-3102
18280 Sw 147Th Ave
Miami, FL
Pharmacy #
(305) 256-3152

Publix
(305) 242-0954
3060 Ne 41St Ter
Homestead, FL
Pharmacy #
(305) 242-5530

BJ's
(305) 508-3000
650 Se 8Th St.
Homestead, FL
Services / Departments
Bakery, Beer & Wine, BJ's Gas(R), BJ's Optical Department(R), BJ's Propane(TM), Delicatessen, Liquor, Rotisserie Chicken, Tire Center, Verizon Wireless Kiosk
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 10 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 8 P.M.

Publix
(305) 242-1500
891 N Homestead Blvd
Homestead, FL
 
Publix
(305) 257-4090
23300 Sw 112Th Ave
Homestead, FL
Pharmacy #
(305) 257-4094

Publix
(305) 971-2168
15771 Sw 152Nd St
Miami, FL
Pharmacy #
(305) 971-2630

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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