To facilitate orthopaedic bone cement handling, Medacta has added to its product portfolio a comprehensive range of options for cement and bone preparation.
MectaCem Bowl consists of a sterile disposable open bowl and spatula, designed for an easy and fast bone cement mixing.
Designed to mix up to two 40 g packs of all bone cement viscosities, it features proximal grooves to provide an optimal grip while mixing.
The EASYMIX® bowl is a sterile disposable vacuum mixing bowl featuring an optimized design which allows for a thorough mixing of up to 120 g of bone cement. While keeping exposure to monomer fumes to the minimum, the surgical team effort lessly produces a cement mix with minimum porosity. This is proven to be crucial to the long-term success of a joint replacement procedure.
Easy to operate and the optimized gearing makes mixing effortless.
The spatula exactly matches the contour of the bowl. Spatula and curette are ergonomically shaped.
Mixing under vacuum eliminates porosity in the cement mix and reduces exposure to monomer fumes.
Mixing from all angles to create a homogeneous cement mix with the least possible amount of unmixed powder.
Mixes up to 120 g bone cement of any viscosity.
EASYMIX® pro-single mixing system is a sterile disposable vacuum system for safely mixing and injecting bone cements through dedicated nozzles.
Mixing with the EASYMIX® pro-vacuum mixing system generates a homogenous mixed cement dough, reduces the porosity of the cement and the emission of monomer fumes.
The innovative closing mechanism of EASYMIX® pro ensures a fast setup and easy handling, while ensuring a reliable vacuum level throughout the entire mixing process. The closure with fixation ring does not have to be positioned with a specific orientation and can be locked with low force.
The EASYMIX® pro-single mixing system is composed of:
The AMIS Nozzle is a disposable curved cannula specifically designed to be used for the anterior approach in hip replacement. It is supplied in a sterile package containing two curved cannulas of ø9 and ø12 mm.
The MectaCem BonePrep kit is used for the preparation of the medullary canal and acetabulum prior to placement of bone cement and/or prosthesis.
The use of single-use instrumentation can potentially reduce the risk of non-sterile instrument occurrences.
Time and costs related to instrument checking and collection, washing and sterilization are eliminated, resulting in savings for the hospital.
The MectaCem BonePrep kit is composed of:
MectaCem-X is the Medacta-branded bone cement supplied by Tecres Spa, a leading company in the manufacturing of acrylic resins. MectaCem-X is a safe and reliable bone cement with excellent mechanical performance and more than 30 years of clinical heritage [4,7]. With MectaCem-X, Medacta provides a modern bone cement that is easy to handle in modern vacuum mixing systems.
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