Bone cement

Hey Boneheads.....I have some femoral specimens that contain a fair amount of 
bone cement.  Does anyone know if I can embed these in plastic (Spurr's or 
PMMA) and still preserve the cement for ground sections?  Also, since the doc 
has requested a few decals on some of these specimens, what is the best way 
to dissolve the cement in order to decalcify and embed in paraffin?  Am I 
asking the impossible???

Thanks in advance for any assistance!!

-Diane Mahovlic, HT(ASCP)
Orthopedic Pathology & Biomaterials Laboratory
The Cleveland Clinic

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