Foods For Strong Bones Van Nuys CA

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
(818) 779-0163
5711 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA
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.

Whole Foods Market
(818) 382-3700
4520 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
 
Walmart
(818) 830-0350
8333 Van Nuys Blvd
Panorama City, CA
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 #
(818) 830-9846
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Trader Joe'S
(818) 789-2771
14119 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Safeway
(818) 881-7020
19333 Victory Blvd
Reseda, CA
Services / Departments
Bakery,floral,meat,produce,seafood, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
6:00 AM - Midnight

Costco
(818) 464-1480
6100 Sepulveda Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
 
Safeway
(818) 986-7213
14845 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce,seafood,Coinmaster
Store Hours
6:00 AM - Midnight

Whole Foods Market
(818) 762-5548
12905 Riverside Dr
Sherman Oaks, CA
 
Target
(818) 761-3083
11051 Victory Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
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.

Safeway
(818) 881-5527
18439 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce,seafood,starbucks,Coinmaster
Store Hours
6:00 AM - Midnight

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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