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Subject: Adhesive for bone

Adhesive for bone

From: Alan J. Hawk <alan.hawk>
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2006
We have a skeleton that was damaged recently and we need to reattach
one part of the leg.  The bone is very porous.  I was thinking of a
couple of possibilities for the adhesive; the ever popular Acryloid
B-72, but the mixture I have are either very liquidly or a very
thick sticky paste. The other option would be the methylmethacrylate
cement used by surgeons to attach joint prostheses.

Does anyone on the list have any other suggestions for a bone cement
or experience with the options I mentioned?  I would also appreciate
any suggestions that you could offer.  Thank you,

Alan Hawk
Collections Manager, Historical Collections
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Bldg. 54, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC  20306-6000
202-782-2205, DSN 662-2205
Fax: 202-782-3573, DSN 662-3573

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