We use Modern Cementing Technique program for education on bone cements and cementing technique. It combines information and education, ensuring that the principles of Modern Cementing Technique are understood.
The aim is to increase understanding of the following elements of Modern Cementing Technique:
For an introduction to Modern Cementing Technique, click here.
The Swedish Total Hip Replacement Registry has been documenting cementing techniques and failures since 1979. Their data show significantly improved longevity of implants when Modern Cementing Technique is used. Each step of Modern Cementing Technique has been linked to approximately a 20% reduction of revision for aseptic loosening1.
In 1981 Joe Miller introduced the concept of micro-interlock, which is characterized by a stronger bone cement interface. To improve the mechanical quality of the micro-interlock, the surgeon uses brushing and pulse lavage for cleaning, pressurization devices for adequate cement filling, and a vacuum-mixed cement. These ingredients comprise the recipe for Modern Cementing Technique.
Ref 1. Herberts P, Malchau H. “How outcome studies have changed total hip arthroplasty practices in Sweden”. Clin Orthop 1997; 344:44-60.