Foods For Strong Bones Long Beach NY

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.

Waldbaums
(516) 432-9077
85 East Park Ave
Long Beach, NY
 
Pathmark
(516) 593-4731
492 E. Atlantic Ave.
East Rockaway, NY
 
Super Stop & Shop
(516) 678-0720
3577 Long Beach Road
Oceanside, NY
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:6:00 a.m.-Midnight

Waldbaums
(516) 766-3551
3620 Long Beach Road
Oceanside, NY
 
BJ's
(516) 867-9200
100 Mill Rd.
Freeport, NY
Services / Departments
Bakery, Beer & Wine, BJ's Gas(R), BJ's Optical Department(R), Delicatessen, Rotisserie Chicken, Verizon Wireless Kiosk
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 10 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 8 P.M.

Trader Joe'S
(516) 569-7191
1280 West Broadway
Hewlett, NY
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Costco
(516) 371-2017
605 Rockaway Turnpike
Lawrence, NY
 
Trader Joe'S
(516) 536-9163
3418 Long Beach Rd.
Oceanside, NY
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Waldbaums
(516) 867-7301
905 Atlantic Ave
Baldwin Harbor, NY
 
BJ's
(516) 837-4106
125 Green Acres Rd.
Valley Stream, NY
Services / Departments
Bakery, Beer & Wine, BJ's Optical Department(R), BJ's Propane(TM), Delicatessen, Rotisserie Chicken, Tire Center, Verizon Wireless Kiosk
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 10 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 8 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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