Foods For Strong Bones Oak Park MI

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.

Aldi
26300 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, MI
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Target
(248) 430-0062
30333 Southfield Rd
Southfield, MI
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.

Trader Joe'S
(248) 582-9002
27880 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI
Store Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Meijer
(248) 280-1800
5150 Coolidge Hwy
Royal Oak, MI
Store Hours
Monday - Friday: 8am - 9pm
Saturday: 8am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Sam'S Club
(248) 589-1208
31020 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI
Pharmacy #
(248)589-1863

Target
(248) 423-4202
21400 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI
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.

Aldi
8228 Eight Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Oakridge Market
(248) 398-6260
217 E 11-Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI
 
Oakridge Market
(248) 280-2820
2560 Crooks Rd
Royal Oak, MI
 
Target
(248) 585-9000
32001 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI
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.

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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