Foods For Strong Bones North Charleston 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.

Target
(843) 553-4691
7250 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Food Lion
(843) 572-5191
1316 Redbank Rd
Goose Creek, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(843) 553-5421
605 St. James Avenue
Goose Creek, 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 #
(843) 553-3185
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
(843) 569-7920
208 Saint James Ave Ste C
Goose Creek, SC
Pharmacy #
(843) 569-7942

Food Lion
(843) 767-2952
7550 Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(843) 572-9660
7400 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, 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 #
(843) 572-9616
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
(843) 767-5970
8409 Dorchester Rd Ste 104
North Charleston, SC
Pharmacy #
(843) 767-5975

Food Lion
(843) 744-8890
1213 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(843) 821-5908
3786 Ladson Road
Ladson, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(843) 740-1112
4920 Centre Pointe Drive
North Charleston, 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 #
(843) 740-5484
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 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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