Foods For Strong Bones Mc Lean VA

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.

Bottom Dollar Food
(703) 335-2948
8313 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA
Store Hours
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 7 days a week

Giant
(703) 893-0377
1454 Chain Bridge Rd. Chain Bridge Corner
Mclean, VA
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:Open 24 Hours Wed:Open 24 Hours Thu:Open 24 Hours Fri:Open 24 Hours Sat:Midnight-11:00 p.m.
Sun:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Trader Joe'S
(703) 288-0566
7514 Leesburg Turnpike
Falls Church, VA
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Whole Foods Market
(703) 448-1600
7511 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA
 
Giant
(703) 237-9609
1230 W. Broad St. Falls Plaza Falls
Church, VA
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tue:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Wed:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thu:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sun:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Safeway
(703) 538-6539
6244 Old Dominion Dr
Mclean, VA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - 11 PM
Pharmacy #
703-536-4257
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Safeway
(703) 343-1000
7401 Colshire Dr.
Mclean, VA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,wi-fi
Store Hours
24 Hours
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Harris Teeter
(703) 448-0132
8200 Crestwood Heights Dr
Mclean, VA
Store Hours
Open 24 hrs
Pharmacy #
(703) 448-0679
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Safeway
(703) 765-3434
1624 Belle View Blvd.
Alexandria, VA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce,seafood,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight

Giant
(301) 652-1484
5400 Westbard Ave. Westwood Shopping Center
Bethesda, MD
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.-10:00 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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