Modern Cementing Technique

Modern Cementing Technique is a documented and clinically proven procedure.1,2  The objective is to improve mechanical interlock between bone and cement in order to establish a durable interface. The use of distal plug, cement gun, pulsatile lavage and cement pressurizing devices has been shown to significantly improve long-term outcomes.3  Modern Cementing Technique, compared to earlier techniques, has been linked to a 20% reduction for the risk of revision.4

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Mixing and collecting the cement under vacuum reduces both micro and macro pores to a minimum, thereby increasing fatigue life. 5-10

Knee Implant-Cement Interface:

Optimized micro-mechanical interlock can be achieved with early applied sticky bone cement to a non-contaminated implant surface.11

Cement-Bone Interface:

Deliver the doughy bone cement with a cement gun and appropriate delivery devices, such as knee nozzles and pressurize.



Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) bone cements fill the space between prostheses and bone. The transfer of the forces bone-to-implant and implant-to-bone is the primary task of the bone cement.12



Preparation of the bone bed with a high pressure pulse lavage system helps to ensure solid cement fixation.


Pressurization increases penetration into cancellous bone and reduces cement porosity.13

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  1. Malchau H, et al. Prognosis of Total Hip Replacement. The National Hip Arthroplasty Register: 9-11,1996.
  2. Malchau H, et al. The Swedish Total Hip Replacement Register. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 84A: 2-20, 2002.
  3. Breusch S. et al. Optimal Cementing Technique - The Evidence: What is Modern Cementing Technique? In: The Well-Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty. Chapter 6.1. Springer Verlag 2005.
  4. Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register. Annual Report 1998.
  5. Breusch SJ. Cementing techniques in Total Hip Replacement: factors influencing survival of femoral components. In: Bone Cements and Cementing Technique; Walenkamp GHIM, Murray DW (eds) Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Verlag 2001
  6. Wang J-S, et al. Porosity of bone cement reduced by mixing and collecting under vacuum. Acta Orthopedica Scandinavica. 64 (2): 143-146, 1993.*
  7. Wang J-S, et al. Bone Cement Porosity in Vacuum Mixing Systems, Bone Cements and Cementing Technique 2001, Walenkamp, Murray (Eds). Springer Verlag.*
  8. Dunne N-J, et al. Influence of the mixing techniques on the physical properties of acrylic bone cement. Biomaterials. 22: 1819-1826, 2001.*
  9. Wilkinson JM, et al. Effect of mixing technique on the Properties of Acrylic Bone-Cement. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 15:663-667, 2000.*
  10. Lewis G. Properties of Acrylic Bone Cement: State of the Art Review. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research.38(2):155-82,1997.*
  11. Kavanaugh A, et al. Factors Influencing the Initial Strength of the Tibial Tray-Cement Interface Bond. Bone Joint J. 95-B(34):98, 2013.*
  12. Kühn, K-D. Properties of Bone Cement: What is Bone Cement? In: The Well-Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty. Chapter 3.1. Springer Verlag 2005.
  13. Kalteis T, et al. An experimental comparison of different devices for pulsatile high-pressure lavage and their relevance to cement intrusion into cancellous bone. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 127(10):873-7.2007.

*Laboratory testing is not necessarily indicative of clinical outcome.

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