The importance of lavage with a detergent solution which obtained a greater depth of cement penetration into bone compared with lavage using 0.9% saline, hydrogen or an alcohol solution was discussed. No significant difference was found in the penetration depth between hydrogen peroxide and saline irrigation nor with hydrogen peroxide and alcohol irrigation. It was observed that irrigation with saline afforded statistically superior cement penetration than that of alcohol lavage. Analysis shows the ability of the detergent solution to provide a clean, debris free cancellous network which consequently provided a significantly greater depth of cement penetration than commonly used irrigating agents.
|Title of host publication||Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 17 May 2004 → 21 May 2004
|Conference||Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress|
|Period||17/05/04 → 21/05/04|