Some failure modes of four clinical bone cements.

  title={Some failure modes of four clinical bone cements.},
  author={Chang Zhen Liu and Sarah M Green and Natasha D Watkins and Paul J. Gregg and Andrew McCaskie},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine},
  volume={215 4},
The fracture or failure behaviours of four commercial acrylic-based bone cements have been examined in tensile, bending and compression modes, and their mechanical properties are reviewed. It was found that Palacos R-40 bone cement had high radiopaque agent concentration, with high surface hardness. It exhibited a much lower bending strength and bending… CONTINUE READING