Foods For Strong Bones Milwaukee WI

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.

Lisbon Sentry
(414) 871-1700
7101 West Lisbon Ave
Milwaukee, WI
 
Metro Market
(414) 273-1928
1123 N. Van Buren Street
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
7 AM - 10 PM

State Street Sentry
(414) 259-8560
6700 West State St
Wauwatosa, WI
 
Pick 'N Save Milwaukee - 81St/Bluemound
(414) 771-9039
8151 W Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Walmart
(414) 967-7804
401 East Capital Drive
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(414) 967-9360
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick 'N Save Milwaukee - 35Th/North
(414) 447-8255
2355 N. 35Th Street
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
7 AM - 11 PM

Pick 'N Save Wauwatosa
(414) 475-7181
6950 W. State Street
Wauwatosa, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Pick 'N Save Milwaukee - 18Th/National
(414) 389-1090
1818 W. National Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Pick 'N Save Milwaukee - East Pointe
(414) 272-6677
605 East Lyon Street
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Target
(414) 203-0106
1501 Miller Park Way
West Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 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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