Foods For Strong Bones Rocky Mount NC

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
(252) 977-7311
10601 E. Nc 97
Rocky Mount, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Food Lion
(252) 446-6303
113 North Fairview Rd
Rocky Mount, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 9 PM

Food Lion
(252) 977-7123
430 Goldrock Rd.
Rocky Mount, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Food Lion
(252) 459-6984
1151 Eastern Ave
Nashville, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(252) 977-2575
3936 Bishop Rd
Battleboro, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Aldi
1237 Jeffreys Road
Rocky Mount, NC
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Walmart Supercenter
(252) 985-2254
1511 Benvenue Rd.
Rocky Mount, NC
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 #
(252) 985-2753
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(252) 443-4044
300 Tarrytown Center
Rocky Mount, NC
 
Walmart Supercenter
(252) 459-0020
1205 Eastern Ave
Nashville, NC
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 #
(252) 459-2223
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Aldi
2106 Forest Hills Road West
Wilson, NC
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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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