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.


An interpretation by the editor of a paper published in the medical literature in 2013.



Grade III bone cement implantation syndrome in malignant lung cancer patient: a case report. Hamal PK, Poudel PR and Singh J. BMC Anesthesiol. 2018; 18: 28.