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On 3 January 2018, the company said it began selling the PALACOS portfolio of bone cement products direct through its affiliate Heraeus Medical LLC in the US.
2014 company shares and distribution shares data for Bone Cement and Casting Materials market.
The introduction of bone cement into the intra-medullary space leads to the increase of intra-medullary pressure.
To counter this problem, vertebroplasty device manufacturers are exploring various alternatives to PMMA such as bio-ceramic bone cement, composite resin cement (such as Cortoss by Orthovita), calcium phosphate and calcium sulfate cement, carbonated hydroxyapatite cement, partially absorbable bone cement (Cerament by BoneSupport) and so on.
Data of the method showed that the mixing of bone cement with vacuum cement mixing method increased and improved mechanical and surface properties of the bone cement.
It is by far the most common choice of bone cement due to its workability and is widely used in orthopaedic theatres (Wang & Dunne 2008).
Treatment procedures include an image-guided, non-surgical therapy that involves injection of an orthopedic cement mixture through a needle into the fractured bone; another procedure involves injecting bone cement into a cavity created by an inflatable device.
Reported uncommon short-term complications include infection, cement embolization, and extradural extravasation of the polymethylmethacrylate bone cement (predominately with vertebroplasty), causing nerve root or spinal cord impingement, and in rare cases necessitating decompressive surgery.
In a separate study of vertebroplasty, in vitro evaluations were performed to compare the use of CORTOSS to polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), the orthopedic bone cement that is widely used "off-label" in vertebral augmentation procedures.
Both stem and bone are assumed to be rigidly connected by a layer of acrylic bone cement (PMMA) and the layer taken are of constant cross section.