An overview of bone cement: Perioperative considerations, complications, outcomes and future implications (2024)

Type of publication:Journal article

Author(s):*Patel R.; Mcconaghie G.; Webb J.; Laing G.; *Roach R.; Banerjee R.

Citation: Journal of Perioperative Practice. 34(4):106-111, 2024 Apr.

Abstract:Polymethyl methacrylate is commonly known as bone cement and is widely used for implant fixation in various orthopaedic arthroplasty and trauma surgery. The first bone cement use in orthopaedics is widely accredited to the famous English surgeon, John Charnley, who in 1958, used it for total hip arthroplasty. Since then, there have been many developments in cementing techniques in arthroplasty surgery. This overview aims to cover the perioperative considerations of bone cement, including cementing techniques, current outcomes and complications such as bone cement implantation syndrome. The overview will additionally consider future developments involving bone cement in orthopaedic arthroplasty.