Foods For Strong Bones South 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.

Byerly Foods
(651) 735-6340
1959 Suburban Ave
St Paul, MN
 
Supertarget
(651) 455-6671
1750 Robert St S
West St Paul, MN
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Cub Foods Inver Grove Hts
(651) 451-1579
7850 Cahill Ave South
Inver Grove Hts, MN
 
Walmart
(651) 451-3975
9165 Cahill Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(651) 451-7860
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cub Foods West St Paul
(651) 451-2877
2021 So Robert St
West St Paul, MN
 
Walmart
(651) 453-0343
1644 South Robert Street So.
West St. Paul, MN
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(651) 453-9671
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

El Burrito Mercado
(651) 227-2192
175 Concord St
St Paul, MN
 
Rainbow Inver Grove Heights
(651) 451-7393
9015 Broderick Blvd
Inver Grove Hgts, MN
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Rainbow West St. Paul
(651) 457-8540
1660 S Robert St
West Saint Paul, MN
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Rainbow St. Paul - Arcade
(651) 776-5808
892 Arcade St
Saint Paul, MN
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

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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