Protect your hands and prevent contact allergy by using an extra pair of PE gloves. Latex gloves do not protect against monomer penetration.
Forty grams is sufficient for the acetabulum.
Porosity reduction of cement is best attained by mixing and collection under vacuum.
This technique also minimizes exposure to monomer fumes for the staff and precludes direct contact with the bone cement.
The cement is mixed and collected in the cartridge under vacuum. The cartridge is then positioned in the cement gun.
Deliver the cement into the acetabulum using the cement gun and short nozzle.
In order to minimize lamination of the blood, the cement is normally applied 3 - 4 minutes after start of mixing (depending on type of cement).