Foods For Strong Bones Maryland Heights MO

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.

Maryland Plaza Iga
(314) 739-0081
10 Fee Fee Rd
Maryland Hts, MO
 
Walmart
(314) 291-2300
10835 St Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, MO
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(314) 291-8110
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Shop 'N Save
(314) 644-5890
7355 Manchester Rd
Maplewood, MO
 
Trader Joe'S
(314) 569-0427
11505 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Dierbergs Heritage Place
(314) 542-2094
12595 Olive St Rd
Creve Coeur, MO
 
Shop 'N Save
(314) 429-6300
10634 St Charles Rock Rd
St Ann, MO
 
Target
(314) 291-0600
12275 Saint Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton, MO
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.

Dierbergs West Oak
(314) 432-6561
11481 Olive St
Creve Coeur, MO
 
Shop 'N Save
(314) 427-7066
9070 St Charles Rock Rd
St John, MO
 
Sam'S Club
(314) 644-7791
2100 Maplewood Commons Dr
Maplewood, MO
Pharmacy #
(314)644-7734

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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