DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20195823

Simple and effective method to protect from toxic fumes of methyl methacrylate (bone cement) in operation theatre

Mohan Kumar E. G., Yathisha Kumar G. M., Mohammed Noorudheen, Ajay Kumar

Abstract


Methyl methacrylate is a monomer of acrylic resin widely used in a variety of medical, dental, and industrial applications. Its extensive use in surgery, particularly for arthroplasties, has often raised concerns regarding potential human toxicity for orthopaedic surgeons, surgical nurses, and other operating-room staff who are occupationally exposed to the compound.


Keywords


Methyl methacrylate, Toxic effects, Suction method, Bone cement

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