Cemented versus cementless fixation in total knee arthroplasty

Matassi, Fabrizio and Carulli, Christian and Civinini, Roberto and Innocenti, Massimo (2013) Cemented versus cementless fixation in total knee arthroplasty. Joints, 1 (3). pp. 121-125. ISSN 2282-4324

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The question of whether to use cemented or cementless fixation for a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is still debated. Discouraging preliminary results of cementless TKAs have determined the worldwide use of cemented implants. However, with the development of biotechnologies and new biomaterials with high osteoconductive properties, biological fixation is now becoming an attractive option for improving the longevity of TKAs, especially in young patients. There is no evidence in the current literature to support the use of one method of fixation. The extensive clinical experience with cemented implants gathered over the years justifies their widespread use. New randomized clinical trials are necessary to compare cementless fixation based on the new ingrowth surfaces with standard cemented implants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cemented, cementless, fixation, implant, knee, arthroplasty
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.4 Chirurgia secondo il Sistema e Regioni
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 09:29
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 09:29
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/8835

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