Foods For Strong Bones Shawano 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.

Walmart Supercenter
(715) 524-5980
1244 East Green Bay
Shawano, WI
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
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(715) 524-5983
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Country Store Foods
(715) 524-2523
413 S Main St
Shawano, WI

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Janesville East Sentry
(608) 756-0351
5 So Harmony Dr
Janesville, WI
 
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(414) 771-9039
8151 W Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI
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6 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(262) 248-2266
201 South Edwards Boulevard
Lake Geneva, WI
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(262) 248-3391
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick 'N Save Shawano
(715) 524-2143
190 Woodlawn Drive
Shawano, WI
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6 AM - 11 PM

Econofoods
(715) 823-5147
278 S Main St
Clintonville, WI

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(414) 259-8560
6700 West State St
Wauwatosa, WI
 
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(414) 744-8883
5851 S. Packard Avenue
Cudahy, WI
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6 AM - 11 PM

Cub Foods East
(920) 469-4900
2280 E Mason St
Green Bay East, 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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