Optipac® Vacuum Mixing System

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Optipac® is a pre-packed vacuum mixing system for mixing and delivery of bone cement offering multiple benefits to the user:

All-in-one

Through mixing and collection under vacuum, the Optipac System is designed to improve cement strength and fatigue life1-5. Both the polymer and the monomer are included from the outset, eliminating several steps in the mixing procedure. Optipac is all-in-one!

Improving Cement Quality

The Optipac System is based on Optivac Technology, launched in 1993. The technology offers a standardised and reproducible mixing procedure producing homogenous cement with very low porosity. With its mixing and collection under vacuum, it reduces both micro and macro porosity, thereby improving cement strength and fatigue life.2,4

Easy to Use – Saving Time

The easy handling saves time and the system is practical to use for the operating staff.6,7 Also, the Refobacin® Plus Bone Cement included in the Optipac System is green coloured for easy recognition during surgery.

Designed for Improving Working Environment

Being a closed system working under partial vacuum, Optipac minimises exposure to monomer fumes and results in no direct contact with bone cement during mixing and delivery.8,9 This avoids the risk of cement cloud from antibiotics, or injury from broken glass ampoules.

The Optipac Plus Bone Cement comes in different sizes for both knee and hip arthroplasty (Knee, 40, 60 and 80 packages).

  • Optipac Refobacin® Plus Bone Cement: Gentamicin loaded

Legal Manufacturer:

Biomet France SARL
Plateau de Lautagne
26000 Valance 
France

  1. Wang J-S, et al. Porosity of bone cement reduced by mixing and collecting under vacuum. Acta Orthop Scand. 64 (2): 143-146, 1993.
  2. Wang J-S, et al. Bone Cement Porosity in Vacuum Mixing Systems, Bone Cements and Cementing Technique. In Bone Cements and Cementing Technique ed. by Walenkamp G, Murray D, Springer Verlag 2001.
  3. Dunne N-J, et al. Influence of the mixing techniques on the physical properties of acrylic bone cement. Biomaterials. 22: 1819-1826, 2001.
  4. Wilkinson J.M., et al. Effect of Mixing Techniques on the Properties of Acrylic Bone-Cement. The Journal of Arthroplasty.15: 663-667, 2000.
  5. Breusch S. Cementing Techniques in Total Hip Replacement: Factors Influencing Survival of Femoral Components. In Bone Cements and Cementing Technique ed. by Walenkamp G, Murray D, Springer Verlag 2001.
  6. Optipac® Evaluation, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia. Survey, Biomet, 2011.
  7. Nurses’ and surgeons’ Opinions about Optipac®, Evaluation of Optipac® at Policlinico San Donato in San Donato Milanese, Italy. Survey, Biomet, 2007.
  8. Report from SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (2007 08 13). Airborne Methyl Methacrylate Monomer During the use of Different Bone Cement Mixing Systems.
  9. Schlegel UJ, et al. Pre-Packed Vacuum Bone Cement Mixing Systems. A Further Step in Reducing Methlymethacrylate Exposure in Surgery. Ann Occup Hyg. June 30, pp. 1-7, 2010.

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