Bone Cements: Up-to-Date Comparison of Physical and Chemical Properties of Commercial Materials

Bone Cements: Up-to-Date Comparison of Physical and Chemical Properties of Commercial Materials

by Klaus-Dieter K?hn
     
 

The cemented hip prosthesis is one of the most frequent operations worldwide in the orthopaedic field. In these operations bone cements are used to fix artificial joints filling the free space between bone and prostheses. As an elastic zone the cement is able to buffer the forces affecting the bone.
Though chemically all cements on the market are basing on the

Overview

The cemented hip prosthesis is one of the most frequent operations worldwide in the orthopaedic field. In these operations bone cements are used to fix artificial joints filling the free space between bone and prostheses. As an elastic zone the cement is able to buffer the forces affecting the bone.
Though chemically all cements on the market are basing on the same main substance (methyl methacrylate = MMA) they differ in their physical and chemical properties. The rising number of bone cements on the market makes it difficult for the surgeon to make an appropriate choice for good clinical long-term results.
The present book is a complete, detailed comparative presentation of all relevant physical and chemical properties of the bone cements on the market.

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Reviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This publication is dedicated to PMMA bone cement, including the various types available and their individual chemical and mechanical properties.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a reference on the various types of bone cement to help surgeons choose the most suitable type for their procedures.
Audience: Orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, and maxillofacial surgeons are the intended audience.
Features: Detailed information on chemical and mechanical properties of various types of bone cement is provided in this book.
Assessment: PMMA bone cement is commonly used in surgery in particular by orthopedic surgeons for joint replacement procedures. The long-term results are affected by the mechanical properties of the type of cement used. With this publication the author provides surgeons with a reference to help them choose the type of cement most suitable to the particular procedure being planned. It is helpful to have this book in an orthopedic library. It is a good reference; it should be available to orthopedic surgeons interested in joint replacement.
3 Stars from Doody
Riad Barmada
This publication is dedicated to PMMA bone cement, including the various types available and their individual chemical and mechanical properties. The purpose is to provide a reference on the various types of bone cement to help surgeons choose the most suitable type for their procedures. Orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, and maxillofacial surgeons are the intended audience. Detailed information on chemical and mechanical properties of various types of bone cement is provided in this book. PMMA bone cement is commonly used in surgery in particular by orthopedic surgeons for joint replacement procedures. The long-term results are affected by the mechanical properties of the type of cement used. With this publication the author provides surgeons with a reference to help them choose the type of cement most suitable to the particular procedure being planned. It is helpful to have this book in an orthopedic library. It is a good reference; it should be available to orthopedic surgeons interested in joint replacement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540672074
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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