Foods For Strong Bones Rochester MN

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.

Supertarget
(507) 536-2555
3827 Marketplace Drive Nw
Rochester, MN
 
Walmart Supercenter
(507) 280-7733
3400 North West 55Th Street
Rochester, MN
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(507) 280-7665
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cub Foods Rochester
(507) 281-4554
1021 15Th Ave Se
Rochester, MN
 
Walmart Supercenter
(507) 292-0909
25 25Th Street S.E.
Rochester, MN
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(507) 292-1475
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

El Gallo Mexican Grocery
(507) 529-1309
1831 24th St NW
Rochester, MN

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Sam'S Club
(507) 281-8355
3410 Northwest 55Th St.
Rochester, MN
 
Hy-Vee
(507) 288-8233
1315 6Th Street Nw
Rochester, MN
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Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Supertarget
(507) 206-5020
4611 Maine Ave Se
Rochester, MN
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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.

Saigon-Far East Oriental Mkt
(507) 288-3988
3918 18th Ave NW
Rochester, MN

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Rochester Produce
(507) 252-1626
2112 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN

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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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