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SpinePlex bone cement

SpinePlex cement

SpinePlex bone cement is a derivative of Simplex P bone cement and has an average working time of 10-12 minutes. It contains the same Polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) and is manufactured using the same proprietary process. Simplex P bone cement has proven through clinical testing to have high fatigue,1 compressive2 and flexural strengths,2 and low creep.3

Features

  • Working time of 10 -12 minutes
  • In vivo (37ºC) set time 8.2 minutes
  • 30% barium sulfate concentration

Warning/adverse events

Complications are rare. Serious adverse events, some with fatal outcome, associated with the use of bone cements for vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty include myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, cerebrovascular accident, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac embolism. Although it is rare, some adverse events have been known to occur up to one year post-operatively.

Additional risks exist with the use of bone cement. Please see the IFU for a complete list of potential risks.