Mixer design has been found to significantly influence the quality of cement. The original unique geared rotational axis mixing mechanism of HiVac™ Bowl ensures a reproducibly high quality mix of bone cement, significantly better than that created by hand mixing or a fixed axis bowl.
HiVac™ Bowl allows cement to be mixed at optimal levels of porosity to maximise fatigue resistance of the cement. To further enhance fatigue life, cement needs to be mixed under optimal vacuum levels. If the vacuum level is too low then the cement will contain high levels of porosity, but if too high, excessive thermal shrinkage can create cracking in the cement mantle. The HiVac™ range operates at 550 mmHg, which has been shown to give improved mechanical properties.
Charcoal / microbiological filter reduces exposure to methylmethacrylate (MMA) fumes in theatre to levels significantly below those set out in the Health and Safety Executive guidelines.
The mixing bowl can be operated with ease, on or off a flat surface. High clarity material allows the mixing process to be viewed from any position.
HiVac™ Bowl is latex free and includes a spatula and a disposable curette for scraping, shaping and cutting bone cement.