Large bone plastic embedding
Can anyone tell me about some options for plastic embedding acetabulum with
metal implants in them? Our specimens are approximately 6"x6"x4". We are
currently using Ethyl Methacrylate and are running into the problem that
our pressure tank is too small to get the specimens into it. Finding a
larger pressure tank has been difficult and I have been asked to look into
other embedding methods that can be done without the pressure tank. Any
suggestions as to types of plastic and any protocols would be extremely
helpful. Also, it is my understanding that we use the pressure tank in
order to reduce the bubbling that occurs during polymerization. Could we
do the polymerization of EMA in layers like some people do with PMMA?
Thanks for your help!
Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute
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