Foods For Strong Bones Yorktown VA

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.

Food Lion
(757) 890-2655
8100 George Wash. Hwy
Yorktown, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(757) 249-1663
316 Oyster Point Rd
Newport News, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Target
(757) 882-8700
12130 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
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.

Costco
(757) 746-2003
12121 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA
 
Walmart Supercenter
(757) 874-4434
12401 Jefferson
Newport News, VA
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 #
(757) 874-4722
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bottom Dollar Food
(757) 887-5541
6 Elmhurst St
Newport News, VA
Store Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM, 7 days a week

Food Lion
(757) 877-1403
467 Oriana Road
Newport News, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Farm Fresh Supermarket
(757) 886-9259
353 Chatham Drive
Newport News, VA
 
Trader Joe'S
(757) 890-0235
12551 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(757) 875-0243
12407 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA
Pharmacy #
(757)874-2096

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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