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. 2020 Jan 8;8(12):604-607.
doi: 10.1302/2046-3758.812.BJR-2019-0337. eCollection 2019 Dec.

Cemented Versus Uncemented Hip Implant Fixation: Should There Be Age Thresholds?

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Cemented Versus Uncemented Hip Implant Fixation: Should There Be Age Thresholds?

Sujith Konan et al. Bone Joint Res. .
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There is continued debate as to whether cemented or cementless implants should be utilized in particular cases based upon chronological age. This debate has been rekindled in the UK and other countries by directives mandating certain forms of acetabular and femoral component fixation based exclusively on the chronological age of the patient. This editorial focuses on the literature-based arguments to support the use of cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA), while addressing potential concerns surrounding safety and cost-effectiveness. Cite this article: Bone Joint Res. 2019;8(12):604-607.

Keywords: Cemented; Cementless; Total hip arthroplasty.

Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest statement: Fares S. Haddad reports consultancies and royalties from Smith & Nephew, Corin, MatOrtho, and Stryker, and payments for lectures (including service on speakers bureaus) from Smith & Nephew and Stryker, none of which are related to this editorial. M. P. Abdel reports consultancy fees and royalties from Stryker, not related to this editorial.

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