Foods For Strong Bones Montgomery Village MD

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.

Costco
(301) 417-1503
880 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Safeway
(301) 670-1626
20211 Goshen Rd
Gaithersburg, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Coinmaster,SunTrust Bank Branch
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
301-670-1642
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Walmart
(301) 515-6700
20910 Frederick Road
Germantown, MD
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(301) 515-6703
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bottom Dollar Food
(301) 947-9491
16567 S. Frederick Rd
Gaithersburg, MD
Store Hours
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 7 days a week

Trader Joe'S
(301) 947-5953
18270 Contour Rd
Gaithersburg, MD
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Giant
(301) 990-0322
20044 Goshen Rd. Goshen Crossing
Gaithersburg, MD
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.

Target
(301) 515-6882
20908 Frederick Rd
Germantown, MD
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.

Giant
(301) 515-9282
20944 Frederick Road Neelsville Village Center
Germantown, MD
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.

Sam'S Club
(301) 216-2550
610 N. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD
Pharmacy #
(240)631-7716

Grand Mart
(
12851 Chopper Road
Germantown, MD
 

A Better Bone Bridge

Provided by: 

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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