Foods For Strong Bones Uniontown PA

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.

Target
(724) 439-6680
120 Matthew Dr
Uniontown, PA
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.

Grindstone Foodland
(724) 785-7903
Rt #40 Box 137-A
Grindstone, PA
 
Walmart Supercenter
(724) 626-4470
1450 Morrell Avenue
Connellsville, PA
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 #
(724) 626-4482
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Scottdale Stop 'N Shop
(724) 887-4422
So Broadway
Scottdale, PA
 
Rostraver Giant Eagle
Routes. 51 & 201, Road #2
Belle Vernon, PA
Departments
Deli , Giant Eagle Pro Series (Full Service Photo Lab) , Greeting Cards , Grocery Edible , Meat , Produce

Walmart Supercenter
(724) 438-3344
355 Wal-Mart Drive
Uniontown, PA
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 #
(724) 438-3335
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Carmichaels Shop 'N Save
(724) 966-7339
560 Rt #88
Carmichaels, PA
 
Sheehans
(724) 938-7811
315 Wood St
California, PA
 
Warehouse Groceries
(724) 887-6600
Star Rt Po Box 63-D
Scottdale, PA
 
Aldi
245 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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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