Foods For Strong Bones North Augusta SC

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.

Publix
(803) 441-3900
334 E Martintown Rd
North Augusta, SC
Pharmacy #
(803) 441-3906

Food Lion
(803) 278-2417
135 Market Drive
North Augusta, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7-12 MIDNIGHT

Publix
(706) 731-5200
2816 Washington Rd
Augusta, GA
Pharmacy #
(706) 731-5206

Food Lion
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3845 Evans To Locks Road
Martinez, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Sam'S Club
(706) 863-7846
596 Bobby Jones Expwy.
Augusta, GA
 
Walmart Supercenter
(803) 279-0545
1201 Knox Avenue
North Augusta, SC
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 #
(803) 279-1919
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(803) 593-9174
2587 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Warrenville, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sun 5am-11pm

Food Lion
(706) 737-5646
3246 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(706) 860-0170
260 Bobby Jones Expressway
Augusta, GA
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 #
(706) 860-0699
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Publix
(706) 650-3360
403 Furys Ferry Rd
Martinez, GA
Pharmacy #
(706) 650-3366

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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