PMMA Hazards

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

An acrylic material commonly used in Bone "Cements"

US FDA recognizes PMMA as potentially hazardous

Adverse events with fatal outcomes are associated with PMMA

PMMA vapors are harmful to Patients and Medical Professionals

Methyl Methacrylate exposure is a known health concern

PMMA is an exothermic reaction which reaches reaches over 200ºF

PMMA does not adhere to bone

PMMA is very stiff and is associated with adjacent level fractures

PMMA monomer is highly volatile