This article is an account of a procedure to accelerate polymerization of polymethylmethacrylate during total hip arthroplasty by preheating the stem of the femoral prosthesis. The increased temperature is shown to have a definite beneficial effect with regard to accelerated polymerization. Experimental investigations are presented to verify this supposition.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine