Bone Cements

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

  • Klaus-Dieter Kühn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Klaus-Dieter Kühn
    Pages 1-5
  3. Klaus-Dieter Kühn
    Pages 7-20
  4. Klaus-Dieter Kühn
    Pages 21-262
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-272

About this book


The cemented hip prosthesis is one of the most frequent operations worldwide in the orthopaedic field. In these operations bone coments 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.


Bone Cements Knochenzemente bone hip joint

Authors and affiliations

  • Klaus-Dieter Kühn
    • 1
  1. 1.Heraeus Kulzer GmbH & Co. KGWehrheim/TaunusGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64115-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59762-6
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