CEMEX ortopedisk sement fra Tecres
The Cemex® product range has a unique cementation system that already has both powder and liquid inside it. Cemex® System is an "all-in-ane" system capable of providing safety
and simplicity in a single device. In just a few simple steps, the cement is ready to use
and combines the excellent features of Cemex® cement alongside a series of major advantages:
No risk of contamination: Cemex® System is completely sealed. Operators do not come into contact with the material at any stage of the mixing process, nor do the components come into contact with the environment.
No vapours:The system is completely odour-free, thus protecting operators from being exposed to monomer fumes. Easy to use and store: Cemex® System combines a bone-cement mixing system with a bone-cement delivery system.
There are no bags to open up, nor tubes to connect together- all that is needed is the purpose-built Gun. Cement can be prepared in a very short time and this can be done by just one person. Its practicality and compactness mean more room on shelves and in the operating theatre.
Cemex® is the bone cement designed by Tecres
for joint implants. Right from the start, the company focused on research and development of acrylic resins, creating a unique and revolutionary product in 1986. Since then, the outstanding features of Cemex® have remained unchanged
and they are now available in every product of the complete range, making it the ideal cement for all needs. As shown by several international publications, Cemex® is a safe and reliable cement with excellent mechanical performance and long-term clinical follow-up.
Cemex® line is composed by manual cements, closed system cements (Cemex® System)
30% LESS MONOMER
Bone cement is made up of polymers (powder) and a monomer (liquid); when the liquid component wets the surface of the powder it sets off a chemical reaction (known as polymerization).
An exclusive process patented by Tecres gives to the powder particles of Cemex® a very smooth and uniform surface, making the cement very compact with extremely low porosity.
The special powder of Cemex® needs 30% less monomer than conventional bone cements found on the market. The revolutionary 3:1 ratio between powder and liquid puts Cemex® in a different league from the traditional 2:1 ratio, providing the surgeon, the operating theatre staff and the patients with a number of significant and proven advantages:
A - Greater safety: with less monomer than any other cement on the market, Cemex® is the acrylic resin with the lowest toxicity for anyone coming into contact with iF.
B - Less heat given off: every gram of monomer generates heat amounting to 130 Kcal. Cemex® requires less liquid, so the maximum temperature reached at the end of the chemical reaction is substantially lower, thus preserving surrounding tissues.
C- Reduced shrinkage: shrinkage is the reduction in volume of the cement following its polymerization. It is directly proportional to the amount of liquid present. As the amount of monomer required is reduced by a third, shrinkage is also reduced, thus greatly improving implant fixation6.
D- Release of antibiotic: some antibiotics are heat-labile, but as Cemex® only reaches quite a low temperature during polymerization, this reduces the risk of antibiotic degradation, thus ensuring effective. release of the antibiotic.