Foods For Strong Bones Saint Paul 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.

El Burrito Mercado
(651) 227-2192
175 Concord St
St Paul, MN
 
Target
(651) 778-1188
1744 Suburban Ave
Saint Paul, MN
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.

Coopers Super Valu
(651) 224-3365
633 W 7Th St
St Paul, MN
 
Cub Foods Maplewood West
(651) 489-8217
100 West County Rd B
Maplewood, MN
 
Walmart
(651) 644-0020
1450 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(651) 644-4286
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Golden Harvest Foods
(651) 772-3200
900 East Maryland Ave
St Paul, MN
 
Rainbow St. Paul - Arcade
(651) 776-5808
892 Arcade St
Saint Paul, MN
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Double Dragon Foods
(651) 488-9033
121 W Maryland Ave
St Paul, MN
 
Kowalskis Grand Market
(651) 698-3366
1261 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN
 
Whole Foods Market
(651) 690-0197
30 South Fairview Ave
St Paul, MN
 

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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