Concrete Benefits Found With Cementless Hip Replacement
Bone specialists report that most patients receiving artificial hip
implants that were held in place without cement had good results for as long as
15 years after their surgery.
An observer notes that he believes cementless hip replacements can last for
the rest of the patient's life.
Long-lasting cementless hip replacements would be particularly attractive
to younger patients, who wouldn't need to replace the implant after about 15
years, as is common with cemented varieties today. Researchers report patients
as old as 90 had good results with the cementless devices as well.