bone cement

From:Cathy Mayton <>

Dear Diane,

We had some studies while I was working in the Bone & Joint Research Lab in 
Salt Lake.  The bone cement would swell in the 70% alcohol we used to fix 
the bone.  We were not interested in preserving the bone cement.  The 
specimens were sheep femurs with a femoral component in-situ.  The 
specimens were embedded whole (proximal femur) in MMA.  The MMA WILL 
dissolve the bone cement.

If you wish to preserve the bone cement in can be preserved by embedding in 
Spurr's.  The Spurr guru for this type of work is in Toronto and I do not 
know if she subscribes to histonet.

Good luck!!

GLP Compliant Laboratory

Cathy A. Mayton
Project Director
Wasatch Histo Consultants, Inc.

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