Foods For Strong Bones Mount Airy NC

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
(336) 789-0399
1136 W. Pine Street
Mount Airy, NC
Store Hours
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 7 days a week

Food Lion
(336) 789-7887
1215 W. Lebonal St.
Mount Airy, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 6 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(336) 386-8040
600 E Atkins Street
Dobson, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(336) 526-1923
1526 North Bridge St.
Elkin, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(276) 728-9111
125 S. Main St.
Hillsville, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(336) 719-2300
2241 Rockford St
Mount Airy, NC
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 #
(336) 786-5166
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(336) 368-9553
647E S. Key Street
Pilot Mountain, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(336) 526-2636
548 Cc Camp Rd.
Elkin, NC
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 #
(336) 526-2640
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ingles Markets
(336) 526-2942
095 N. Bridge St.
Elkin, NC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
7:00am to 11:00pm

Food Lion
(336) 526-2290
Us Hwy 67 &Amp; Hwy 13
Jonesville, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

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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