Comparison of the material properties of PMMA and glass-ionomer based cements for use in orthopaedic surgery.

@article{Higgs2001ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the material properties of PMMA and glass-ionomer based cements for use in orthopaedic surgery.},
  author={William Higgs and Prasit Lucksanasombool and Robin J. E. D. Higgs and Michael Swain},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={453-60}
}
The intrinsic benefits of low exotherm and bioactivity have generated interest in utilizing glass-ionomer cements (GIC) as a bone cement replacement in orthopaedic surgery. This paper is concerned with evaluating the mechanical properties of compressive strength, flexural strength, and fracture toughness for two traditional GICs, one resin-modified GIC (an experimental bone cement) and two polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cement systems. To determine the suitability of a GIC system for use in the… CONTINUE READING