The mixing and collection of bone cement under vacuum has been proven to reduce porosity and improve fatigue strength. The world leading patended vacuum mixing system, Optivac, provides mixing and collection under vacuum for optimal porosity reduction. The new Optipac vacuum mixing system features the added benefit that all ingredients come pre-packed in the mixing system, which remains closed until the cement is delivered. This all-in-one system offers further porosity reduction and reduced exposure to the cement components resulting in improved cement quality and a better working environment 1, 2. Delivering bone cement with an Optigun, in combination with pressurization, allows for adequate cement filling and improved cement penetration into the bone.
Ref 1. Report from Lund University (20070814). Porosity analysis in pre-pack vacuum mixing system.
Ref 2. Report from SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (20070813). Airborne methyl methacrylate monomer during the use of different bone cement mixing systems.