When it comes to anchoring a hip prosthesis securely to the bone, the Heraeus bone cement Palacos® has set the standard in Europe and the United States for almost 50 years. It has also proven effective as a base for antibiotics, thus reducing the risk of infection in joint replacement surgery.
Long-term clinical trials and clinical documentation confirm that prostheses cemented with Palacos® have a particularly long service life. Heraeus markets this high-quality bone cement worldwide and continues to develop the product. For example with the approval of a version containing two antibiotics that is particularly useful in cases of gentamicin resistance.