Clarkin OM1, Boyd D, Madigan S, Towler MR.
J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2009 Jul;20(7):1563-70. doi: 10.1007/s10856-009-3701-9. Epub 2009 Feb 13.Glass polyalkenoate cements based on strontium calcium zinc silicate glasses (Zn-GPCs) and high molecular weight polyacrylic acids (PAA) (MW; 52,000-210,000) have been shown to exhibit mechanical properties and in vitro bioactivity suitable for arthroplasty applications. Unfortunately, these formulations exhibit working times and setting times which are too short for invasive surgical applications such as bone void filling and fracture fixation. Read More