Data from a study conducted in Australia and published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research suggest that cementless femoral stem fixation may be associated with a higher early rate of revision compared to cemented fixation in patients aged 75 years or older. 

The authors reviewed data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry to identify the three cemented and the three cementless femoral stems with the lowest 10-year revision rates. They found that early revision was 9.14 times more common among the three cementless stems compared to the three cemented stems. After three months postoperative, they found no significant difference in revision rates across cohorts. Read the abstract...

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