Foods For Strong Bones Schofield WI

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.

Pick 'N Save Schofield
(715) 359-9123
2806 Schofield Avenue
Schofield, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(715) 359-2282
4300 Rib Mountain Drive
Wausau, WI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(715) 359-6877
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick 'N Save Mosinee
(715) 241-0191
10101 Market Street
Mosinee, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

County Market Pharmacy
(715) 845-8846
220 S 18th Ave
Wausau, WI

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Crossroads County Market
(715) 845-8846
220 S 18th Ave
Wausau, WI
 
Pick 'N Save Wausau
(715) 849-1323
205 Central Bridge Street
Wausau, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Sam'S Club
(715) 359-0044
4000 Rib Mountain Dr.
Wausau, WI
Pharmacy #
(715)359-0044

Quality Foods Iga Of Schofield
(715) 359-0451
6205 Business Hwy 51 S
Schofield, WI

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Kohlman's Inc
(715) 845-4991
735 S 3rd Ave
Wausau, WI

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Mark Embrey Davis, DO
(715) 847-3254
2727 Plaza Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wi

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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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