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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Orthopedic

Advisor

Dr Elyse Watkins

Abstract

This paper discusses the difference between cementless and cemented fixation technique in knee replacement surgery. Cemented fixation has been commonly used for many years. However, the advances in cementless knee replacement technology using biological fixation has drawn interest. Which knee replacement fixation technique ultimately produces the better outcome by allowing longer survivorship of the implant and avoiding any need of a knee revision? The implant survivorship from either fixation technique can be determine by analyzing radiolucency to determine aseptic loosening which is the debonding of the implant from the native bone resulting in the need for a knee revision.

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