Temperature and ageing condition effects on the characterization of acrylic bone cement

M. Baleani, L. Cristofolini, A. Toni

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This study investigates the effect of the environmental temperature and ageing condition on the characterization of acrylic bone cement. The tests were performed according to ISO 5833. The testing parameters were allowed to vary within the limits defined by the standard, in order to assess their effect on the results of the test. In certain cases the tests were also performed under conditions which the standard does not provide for but which are likely to occur clinically. This investigation showed that the cement behaviour may also change in the temperature range specified in the standard. Therefore, it is deemed appropriate to correlate the curing parameters of the bone cement to the environmental temperature, performing the test at different temperatures. In this way the effect of temperature on the duration of the phases in the cement curing could be assessed. The resultant graphical representation of the effect of temperature on the duration of the phases in cement curing has direct clinical relevance. Furthermore, this study showed that the ageing conditions of the mechanically tested specimens affected the results. Hence, it is deemed advisable to modify the ageing conditions of the specimens, fixing them closer to the in vivo conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Volume215
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Bone cement
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Acrylics
Aging of materials
Temperature
Curing
Cements
Bone Cements
Testing

Keywords

  • Acrylic cement
  • Mechanical properties
  • Physical properties
  • Standard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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