Cementless Knee Replacement

Cementless Knee Replacement

Dr. Baier has been performing Cementless Total Knee Replacements for over 13 years. Most surgeons use a bone cement, called methylmethacrylate, to glue the prosthesis to the patient’s bone. The cement can last an average of 10-15 years before it loosens. Cementless knee replacements have special pores on the bone surface side, so the patient’s own bone growth into the prosthesis to hold it in place. In early trials, the cementless models appear to be lasting at least as long as the cemented models. The cementless prosthesis may last longer than the cemented ones. Plus, if a revision is ever needed, it is easier to revise a cemented prosthesis, with less bone destruction compared to removing the old cement.