Foods For Strong Bones Petoskey 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.

Walmart Supercenter
(231) 439-0200
1850 Anderson Rd
Petoskey, MI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(231) 439-0071
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

American Spoon Foods
(231) 347-9030
1668 Clarion Ave
Petoskey, MI

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Good Hart Store
(231) 526-7661
1075 N Lake Shore Dr
Harbor Springs, MI

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Burts Market Llc
(231) 238-2878
5075 S Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI

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Irene S Kazmers
(231) 487-2150
560 W Mitchell St
Petoskey, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Glen's Markets
(231) 347-9950
1305 Spring St
Petoskey, MI

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Oleson's Food Stores
(231) 347-2510
2000 N Us Highway 31
Petoskey, MI

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Glen's Markets
(231) 536-7251
240 S Lake St
East Jordan, MI

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Charles J Huebner
(231) 487-2150
560 W Mitchell St
Petoskey, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Charles John Huebner, MD
560 W Mitchell St
Petoskey, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey, Mi
Group Practice: Harbor Arthritis Ctr

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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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