Foods For Strong Bones Plant City FL

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
(813) 752-2672
2202 Jim Redman Pkwy
Plant City, FL
Pharmacy #
(813) 659-1040

Feltons Supermarket
(813) 752-1548
617 N Maryland Ave
Plant City, FL
 
Walmart Supercenter
(813) 752-1188
2602 Jim Redman Parkway
Plant City, FL
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 #
(813) 752-5765
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
(863) 688-1188
3300 Publix Corporate Pkwy
Lakeland, FL
 
Publix
(863) 858-1146
2300 Griffin Rd
Lakeland, FL
Pharmacy #
(863) 858-5779

Publix
(813) 719-6933
2515 Thonotosassa Rd
Plant City, FL
Pharmacy #
(813) 754-8195

Aldi
3021 James L. Redman Pkwy.
Plant City, FL
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 7pm

Publix
(863) 687-4651
1936 George Jenkins Blvd
Lakeland, FL
 
Publix
(863) 853-9250
3025 Kathleen Rd
Lakeland, FL
 
Publix
(813) 684-6029
11782 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Seffner, FL
 

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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