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

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Cementing endoprostheses is one of the most frequently performed orthopedic procedures in the world today. PMMA cements are used to anchor artificial joints. They fill up the free space between the prosthesis and bone and constitute a very important elastic zone. Owing to their optimal rigidity the cement can evenly buffer the forces acting against the bone. Although the bone cement which are currently commercially available are all based on the same chemical substance (methyl methacrylate = MMA), their physical ...

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Overview

Cementing endoprostheses is one of the most frequently performed orthopedic procedures in the world today. PMMA cements are used to anchor artificial joints. They fill up the free space between the prosthesis and bone and constitute a very important elastic zone. Owing to their optimal rigidity the cement can evenly buffer the forces acting against the bone. Although the bone cement which are currently commercially available are all based on the same chemical substance (methyl methacrylate = MMA), their physical and chemical properties differ. The completely revised second addition of the book “PMMA (Bone) Cements” could not have a better timing. In a contemporary overview about biological, physical and chemical characteristics of PMMA cement, physicians, material developers, pharmacists, microbiologist, and economists should gain a basic understanding of the subject. It should also serve them as a reference book. In particular for future physicians and hospital personnel numerous questions will be addressed which have been posed during trainings, congresses and expert gatherings concerning the use of PMMA cement in the operating theater in a save and competent way. Also for decision makers at the hospital administration a comprehensive platform has been created which can be used as a basis of their assessment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642415357
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 1/31/2014
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 291
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

From the contents: 1. Introduction and Scope.- 2. Purchase decision for PMMA cement.- 3. History of PMMA cement.- 4. Arthroplasty registry data.- 5. Approval and Requirement on PMMA cements.- 6. PMMA Cement Composition and Chemistry.- 7. Properties of PMMA Cement Dough.- 8. Properties of hardened PMMA cement.- 9. PMMA Cement as a Drug Carrier.- 10. Polymerziation Residuals of PMMA.- 11. Allergic aspects and interactions of PMMA cements.- 12. Mechanical Properties of PMMA Cements.- 13. Novel Comparative Data.- 14. Fatigue properties of PMMA cements.- 15. Glass Transition Temperature of PMMA cements.- 16. Modern Cementing Technique.- 17. Special PMMA cements.- Part of Service.- Questionnaire.- Subject Index.

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