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Bone Cement: Grout Not Glue 1958–1982

  • William Waugh


Thus far the reader has been asked to accept that the use of bone cement was an integral part of Charnley’s low friction arthroplasty, but now it is time to consider how and why he came to introduce this material into the operation. At the outset, it should be made clear that he was not the first person to use acrylic cement in orthopaedic surgery, but his meticulous studies of its application were of great importance in demonstrating the manner in which fixation was obtained and in the interpretation of the long-term changes in the neighbouring tissues.


Bone Cement Intracranial Aneurysm Barium Sulphate Femoral Prosthesis Acrylic Cement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Waugh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NottinghamWadenhoe, Nr Oundle, PeterboroughUK
  2. 2.Harlow Wood Orthopaedic HospitalWadenhoe, Nr Oundle, PeterboroughUK

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