Preparation of the bone bed with pulse lavage prior to cementing reduces the risk for revision due to aseptic loosening1. OptiLavage is a high-pressure pulse lavage system, which effectively removes blood and debris from the cancellous bone surface. The preparation of the bone bed, prior to pressurization, provides good microinterlock between bone and cement and an optimal cement penetration. Cleaning of the bone bed with pulse lavage has also shown to significantly reduce the risk of fat embolism1.
Ref 1. Breusch,Lukoschek, Schneider, Ewerbeck, State of the Art in Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty – Cementing Technique is Essential,
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