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Mixing (PALAMIX® & PALABOWL®) and pulse lavage for modern cementing technique

Modern cementing technique

In modern cementing technique, the combination of different elements is crucial to the long-term surgical outcome. Today, ’state-of-the-art’ not only refers to the choice of a suitable bone cement, but also to vacuum mixing systems that produce homogeneous, standardised mixtures, bone bed cleaning with a pulse lavage system, and pressurisation.

As essential components of modern cementing technique, Heraeus offers its customers both, the high-quality vacuum mixing system (PALAMIX®), as well as an effective pulse lavage system.

PALAMIX®

  • Optimal homogeneity of the bone cement due to to mixing under vacuum
  • Reproducibly high bone cement quality
  • Easy and time-saving use thanks to collection under vacuum
  • Minimal handling steps make mastering its use easier
  • Universal: one cartridge size for different procedures with variable bone cement requirements
  • Filling funnel with particle filter prevents glass particles in the bone cement
  • Reduction of methyl methacrylate (MMA) fumes in the OR - integrated filters reduce MMA fumes to levels well below the limits of the health and safety guidelines
PALABOWL Vacuum Mixing Bowl

The PALABOWL® vacuum mixing bowl allows excellent visibility and monitoring of the blending process

  • Paddle design with rotating axis - allows homogenous mixing of the bone cement, unmixed cement powder is kept as low as possible
  • High capacity - the volume of PALABOWL® allows mixing of up to three pouches of 40g of bone cement
  • Spatula and curette are perfectly matching the countour of the bowl - cement can be removed from the bowl with virtually no waste
  • Reliable visual control - transparent material allows monitoring of the mixing process from any angle
  • Reduction of methyl methacrylate (MMA) fumes in the OR - integrated filters reduce MMA fumes to levels well below the limits of the health and safety guidelines
Pulse lavage
Cleaning of the bone bed with pulse lavage: before (left) and after (right)

Pulse lavage

In addition to vacuum mixing and pressurisation, bone bed cleaning with a pulse lavage system has evolved to become an important aspect of modern cementing technique. The risk of revisions is much lower according to study data.

The bone bed can be cleaned effectively with a pulse lavage system, leaving the surgical site ideally prepared for the application of cement.


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