Self-curing methyl methacrylate: Is it safe?


Self-curing methyl methacrylate has been recently abandoned by some ophthalmic surgeons because of more than 20 deaths associated with its use in orthopedic surgery. The mechanism of cardiovascular collapse noted in orthopedic cases appears to relate to the surgical procedure as well as a direct vasodilation caused by free monomer. There are no reported… (More)


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@article{Anderson1976SelfcuringMM, title={Self-curing methyl methacrylate: Is it safe?}, author={Richard L. Anderson and O G Stasior}, journal={Ophthalmic surgery}, year={1976}, volume={7 4}, pages={28-30} }