Bone cement is a polymethyl methacrylate mix that is used to fix objects like knee replacements to bone.

 

Mixing bone cement during surgery

Two components are mixed together in the operating room to form a soft putty that can be pressed into place. It rapidly hardens and will then last for years.

Synonyms: 
methyl methacrylate
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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