QUALITY. EXPERTISE. INNOVATION.
Modern cementing technique for arthroplasty.
For more than 50 years, PALACOS® bone cement has been the gold standard when it comes to permanent bone anchorage of implants. Combining existing know-how with market needs – this is the formula for success at Heraeus.
Decades of research and development have resulted in Heraeus continually adding innovative products to its portfolio. Aside from selecting the appropriate bone cement, the application of modern cementing techniques is pivotal to the success of endoprosthetic procedures. To this end, Heraeus has a comprehensive portfolio ranging from high-quality PALACOS® bone cements through the innovative PALAMIX® vacuum mixing system to a pulse lavage system for cleaning the bone bed.
The Original. Made in Germany.
TRUST IN GREEN.
PALACOS® R is a high-viscosity bone cement. With raw materials of consistently high quality and a proven formula, PALACOS® cements have made a positive contribution towards successful surgical interventions for over 50 years.
Characteristically green in colour, PALACOS® contrasts optically with the surrounding tissue and thus facilitates easier handling during surgery.
LOW REVISION RATES (1)
Clinical documentation reveals longer survival rates of implants that have been anchored with PALACOS® cement. Compared with other cements, far fewer revisions are necessary after 10 years for implants cemented with PALACOS®.
BENEFITS OF ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS
All PALACOS® cements are also available with added gentamicin. The local release of the antibiotic minimises the risk of infection in the implant with reduced systemic load (2). Today, PALACOS® R+G is known for very low revision rates in cemented endoprostheses (3).
Ideal for vacuum mixing.
PALACOS® MV is a medium-viscosity bone cement. It contains the same raw materials as PALACOS® R and has very good mechanical properties. PALACOS® MV is especially suitable for use with vacuum mixing systems.
This cement is also available with added gentamicin for antibiotic prophylaxis, under the name PALACOS® MV+G.
For tough tasks with a deft touch.
PALACOS® LV is a low-viscosity bone cement. Thanks to its low viscosity, PALACOS® LV enables precise application even through thin nozzles, and so is ideal for small and medium-sized joints such as the shoulder and elbow. PALACOS® LV penetrates better into fine bone structures and provides good anchorage. This cement is also available with added gentamicin for antibioticprophylaxis, under the name PALACOS® LV+G.