Mechanical properties of poly(methyl methacrylate) bone cements

Raymond Robinson, T. M A H Wright Burstein

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Abstract

Samples of low viscosity poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), graphite reinforced PMMA, and graphite reinforced low viscosity PMMA were evaluated for their compression strength and fracture toughness. These results were compared with two currently used plain PMMA bone cements. There were no statistically significant differences in compression strength between the five cements. Graphite reinforcement of plain cement produced a 32% increase in fracture toughness over plain cement. Graphite reinforcement of low viscosity cement also produced a significant increase in toughness (31%) over low viscosity cement with fiber reinforcement. However, low viscosity cement demonstrated significantly less fracture toughness than plain PMMA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biomedical Materials Research
Volume15
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Bone cement
Bone Cements
Polymethyl Methacrylate
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Cements
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Mechanical properties
Viscosity
Fracture toughness
Reinforcement
Fiber reinforced materials
Toughness
Compaction

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Mechanical properties of poly(methyl methacrylate) bone cements. / Robinson, Raymond; Wright Burstein, T. M A H.

In: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Vol. 15, No. 2, 01.03.1981, p. 203-208.

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