The use of surface treated high tensile carbon fibers as reinforcing in acrylic bone cement is discussed. This reinforcement is shown to have certain advantages over untreated high modulus fibers as previously advocated in that much smaller proportions of fiber produce a similar improvement in fatigue life. The use of smaller fiber proportion also has the beneficial side effect of retaining the good viscosity properties of the unreinforced acrylic cement.

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