Foods For Strong Bones Vidalia GA

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
(912) 537-0889
3109 East 1St Street
Vidalia, GA
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 #
(912) 537-7765
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harveys Supermarket
(912) 557-6170
246 S. Main Street
Reidsville, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7AM-10PM

Target
(678) 259-0888
100 Perimeter Center Pl
Atlanta, GA
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.

Publix
(770) 419-4030
4430 Wade Green Rd Nw Ste 100
Kennesaw, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 419-4036

Publix
(770) 419-6000
5100 Dallas Hwy
Powder Springs, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 419-6006

Harveys Supermarket
(912) 538-1385
300 West First St
Vidalia, GA
Store Hours
Sun-Sat 7AM-10PM

Publix
(770) 614-1070
2463 Hamilton Mill Pkwy
Dacula, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 614-1076

Ingles Markets
(770) 237-0016
221 Dacula Rd.
Dacula, GA
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Walmart Supercenter
(404) 284-0500
3580 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA
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 #
(404) 284-0707
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(770) 251-0472
2005 W. Hwy 16
Newnan, GA
Store Hours
7 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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