PALABOWL®: Vacuum Bowl Cement Mixing System

PALABOWL Vacuum Bowl Cement Mixing System with Spatula, Curette and Vacuum Hose
PALABOWL Vacuum Bowl Cement Mixing System
PALAMIX Vacuum Pump

PALABOWL®: Designed for High Volume.

A classic design, PALABOWL® allows for excellent visibility and monitoring of the bone cement mixing process and can accommodate high volumes of vacuum-mixed bone cement in one batch.

Vacuum Bowl Mixing made Efficient and Effortless

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

  • Paddle design with rotating axis - allows for homogenous mixing of the bone cement, minimizing unmixed cement powder
  • High capacity - PALABOWL® allows for mixing of up to three pouches (3x40) of bone cement at a time
  • Spatula and curette match the contour of the bowl meaning cement can be removed from the bowl with virtually no waste
  • Transparent material allows monitoring of the mixing process from any angle
  • Integrated filters reduce MMA fumes to levels well below the limits of the health and safety guidelines

PALAMIX Vacuum Pump

Designed for easy use, our vacuum pump comes with hoses designed to work with your facility's system.

For use with:
PALABOWL Vacuum Bowl Mixing System
PALAMIX Vacuum Mixing System
PALACOS pro All-in-One Fixation System

Air-induced porosity within the cement mantle can lead to a rapid propagation of fractures, weakening the cement mantle. A fractured and fragile cement mantle compromises the integrity of the interfaces, and therefore the survivorship of the implant1. Vacuum mixing reduces porosity, improves cement homogeneity, and strengthens the cement-implant interface2

Conventional mixing has been shown to increase the likelihood of macrovoids by over 83%, and microvoids by 92%3. These increases of micro- and macrovoids (radiolucent lines under x-ray) have been linked to aseptic loosening in TKA4

Conversely, vacuum mixing has been shown to decrease void area by 55.4% and increase cement density by 4.46%3, leading to stronger cement and increased overall survivorship.

1 Wang: the benefits of vacuum mixing, in breusch et.al. The well-cemented total hip arthroplasty. 1998; 108.

2 Wang: the benefits of vacuum mixing, in breusch et.al. The well-cemented total hip arthroplasty. 1998; 111.

3 Wilkinson JM, et al. Effect of Mixing Technique on the Properties of Acrylic Bone-Cement. J Arthroplasty 2000; 15(5): 664-7.

4 Hampton CB, et al. Aseptic Loosening at the Tibia in Total Knee Arthroplasty: a Function of Cement Mantle Quality? J Arthroplasty 2020; ePub Ahead of Print.