Foods For Strong Bones Idaho Falls ID

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
(208) 522-0204
1201 So. 25Th East
Ammon, ID
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 #
(208) 522-2866
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Winco Foods
(208) 552-9733
333 N. Woodruff Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Midget Market
(208) 523-3646
340 G St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Albertsons Food & Pharmacy
(208) 522-3392
1705 W Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Garcias Meat Market
(208) 227-0422
196 W Elva St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Walmart Supercenter
(208) 528-8735
500 South Utah Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID
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 #
(208) 528-8703
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Albertsons Food & Pharmacy
(208) 523-0950
590 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Wal Mart Supercenter
(208) 528-0387
500 S Utah Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Jiffy Mart
(208) 522-5965
160 Elm St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Jacksons Food Stores
(208) 523-8693
2265 N Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, ID
 

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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