Foods For Strong Bones Lexington 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.

Aldi
101 N. Talbert Blvd.
Lexington, NC
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Food Lion
(336) 248-4637
848 N Winston Rd.
Lexington, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Food Lion
(336) 731-2540
6455 Old Us Hwy. 52
Welcome, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(336) 474-2239
1585 Liberty Drive, Suite #1
Thomasville, 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 #
(336) 474-2264
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ingles Markets
(336) 472-4873
122 Randolph St. - Suite 106
Thomasville, NC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
7:00am to 11:00pm

Walmart Supercenter
(336) 243-3051
160 Lowes Blvd
Lexington, 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 #
(336) 249-8481
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
(336) 853-5192
4705 S. Nc Highway 150
Lexington, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Food Lion
(336) 472-2144
902 W. Cooksey Dr.
Thomasville, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Aldi
1033 Randolph St. Suite 1A
Thomasville, NC
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8 pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Food Lion
(704) 633-6724
Salisbury Ave &Amp; Jefferson
Spencer, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

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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