Foods For Strong Bones Moss Point MS

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
(228) 762-9662
4253 Denny Ave.
Pascagoula, MS
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 #
(228) 762-9343
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Barnes' Enterprises
(251) 957-0778
8890 Home Ave
Irvington, AL

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John Churchill Huntwork, MD
4211 Hospital St Ste 206
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1972

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Sam'S Club
(601) 482-4833
715 Bonita Drive
Meridian, MS
 
Winn-Dixie
(228) 875-8388
1515 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Services / Departments
ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Jerry Lee's Grocery Inc
(228) 497-4884
2525 Highway 90
Gautier, MS

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John Churchill Huntwork
(228) 696-9995
4211 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Walmart Supercenter
(601) 267-8374
905 Hwy 16 West
Carthage, MS
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 #
(601) 267-5999
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(228) 832-4441
10431 Old Highway 49
Gulfport, MS
 
Walmart Supercenter
(662) 728-6211
300 Wal-Mart Circle
Booneville, MS
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 #
(662) 728-6863
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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