Foods For Strong Bones Oshkosh WI

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
(920) 231-1575
351 South Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(920) 231-2219
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick 'N Save Oshkosh - Jackson
(920) 424-7820
1900 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI
Store Hours
24 Hours

Pick 'N Save Neenah
(920) 722-9427
828 Fox Point Plaza
Neenah, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(920) 722-0782
1155 Winneconne Avenue
Neenah, WI
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(920) 722-1185
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick 'N Save Fond Du Lac - Johnson Street
(920) 929-6510
760 W. Johnson Street
Fond Du Lac, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Festival Foods
(920) 966-3378
2415 West Town Ave
Oshkosh, WI
 
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(920) 303-3300
1940 Koeller Road
Oshkosh, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Copps Neenah - Commercial
(920) 751-8842
1530 S Commercial Street
Neenah, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Doerings Supervalu Foods
(920) 725-4557
205 Milwaukee St
Menasha, WI
 
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(920) 921-9898
55 W. Pioneer Rd
Fond Du Lac, WI
Store Hours
6 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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