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Letters Watching cement dry

Cementation: a hazardous event during joint arthroplasty surgery

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 21 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g386
  1. Daniel G Edwards, specialist trainee year 6, anaesthesia1,
  2. Mark Davies, consultant in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine1
  1. 1Anaesthetic Department, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK
  1. danedwards{at}

In their article on the cost to the NHS of time wasted during cement drying in joint arthroplasty surgery, Scrimshire and Holt suggest that the theatre team often stands relatively idle during this process.1 …

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