Foods For Strong Bones Randallstown MD

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.

Food Lion
(410) 521-7049
8508 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart
(443) 394-0168
9750 Reistertown Road A
Owings Mills, MD
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 #
(443) 394-0987
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Giant
(410) 788-8023
6223 Baltimore National Pike Giant Plaza
Catonsville, MD
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:6:00 a.m.-Midnight

Safeway
(410) 869-8220
5660 Baltimore National Pike
Baltimore, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce,seafood,Coinmaster,SunTrust Bank
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight

Target
(410) 654-9800
11200 Reisterstown Rd
Owings Mills, MD
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
(410) 356-9214
9251 Lakeside Blvd
Owings Mills, MD
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Shoppers Food Warehouse
(443) 394-8388
11120 Reistertown Rd
Reistertown, MD
 
Sam'S Club
(410) 744-7174
5702 Balt Natnl Pike
Catonsville, MD
Pharmacy #
(410)744-3154

The Store
(410) 747-8612
6500 Frederick Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Sam'S Club
(410) 654-6930
9750 Reistertown Road
Owings Mills, MD
Pharmacy #
(410)654-4905

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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