Foods For Strong Bones Mankato MN

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
(507) 625-9318
1881 Madison Avenue
Mankato, MN
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(507) 625-1660
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Target
(507) 625-1011
1850 Adams St
Mankato, MN
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Mocols Super Market
(507) 345-3129
1001 N Broad St
Mankato, MN
 
Super America
(507) 345-1935
729 N Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN
 
Hindi Store
(507) 387-1035
2156 Hoffman Rd
Mankato, MN
 
Sam'S Club
(507) 386-7600
1831 Madison Ave.
Mankato, MN
 
Stadium Gas & Grocery
(507) 387-2128
1612 Monks Ave
Mankato, MN
 
Cub Foods
(507) 387-4163
1200 S Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN

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Hy Vee
(507) 625-6755
2010 Adams St
Mankato, MN
 
Cub Foods East Gas Kiosk
(507) 625-9222
1800 E Madison Ave
Mankato, MN
 
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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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