Effect of temperature and mixing conditions on quality and consistency of poly(methyl methacrylate) bone cement

S. McCullough, F.J. Buchanan, J.F. Orr, Gavin Walker

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Abstract

The mixing of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) bone cement has been studied to develop methods for preparing a consistently high quality cement. A novel droplet test experimental procedure was developed that characterised the wetting characteristics involved in bone cement mixing. Using this technique it was established that increased wetting occurred by mixing bone cement at a lower temperature (-28 degreesC) than normal mixing at room temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-384
Number of pages7
JournalPLASTICS RUBBER AND COMPOSITES
Volume29
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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