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.

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

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

Sam'S Club
(770) 992-4568
10600 Davis Dr.
Alpharetta, GA
Pharmacy #
(770)992-1211

Walmart Supercenter
(706) 886-9775
3886 Ga Hwy 17
Toccoa, 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 #
(706) 282-1193
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
(706) 344-3979
59 Main Street, Suite 100
Dawsonville, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

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

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

Publix
(678) 817-5415
840 Glynn St S
Fayetteville, GA
Pharmacy #
(678) 817-5420

Publix
(678) 455-1232
5475 Bethelview Rd
Cumming, GA
Pharmacy #
(678) 455-1238

Trader Joe'S
(404) 815-9210
931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA
Store Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 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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