Cementada vs. No cementada Alternativas en reemplazo de articulaciones / Cemented vs. Cementless Alternatives in Joint Replacement

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If a patient suffering from chronic joint pain due to arthritis opts to have a joint replacement surgery, the orthopedic surgeon will replace the existing joint surfaces with artificial joint prostheses. These prostheses, or prosthetic components, must adhere to the patient’s natural bone. How this adhesion is achieved depends on the type of prosthesis used:
  • cemented joint prosthesis uses fast-drying bone cement to help affix it to the bone.
  • cementless joint prosthesis, sometimes called a press-fit prosthesis, is specially textured to allow the bone to grow onto it and adhere to it over time.