For 50 years PALACOS® R+G has been synonymous with unique product quality to provide patients with better outcomes. PALACOS® R+G relies on a wide range of people working together to achieve success, including:

  • forerunners in material development
  • first users and pioneers in arthroplasty
  • those who produce and optimise PALACOS® R+G day in, day out
  • healthcare professionals who use PALACOS® R+G for the benefit of their patients.

PALACOS® R+G is our success story that we can all be proud of.

Thank you for decades of trusted collaboration for best patient outcomes.

Who are the people behind PALACOS® R+G?

For the 50th anniversary, they share their stories about their experiences with the product.

Surgeon Dr. Carel Geerdink gives an interview about PALACOS R+G

Dr. Carel H. Geerdink, Orthopaedic Surgeon

"The choice of bone cement is connected to the implant survival."

Dr. Geerdink works as an orthopaedic surgeon at Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and specialises in sports orthopaedics and traumatology. The Ikazia Hospital puts special emphasis on the well-being of its patients.

Read the full interview with Dr. Carel H. Geerdink here.

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Andreas Seitz, Operating Theatre Manager

"I appreciate the consistency of this cement, which always tells me which phase it is in. With this cement you already know by feel what kind of strength it will develop, when it will be ready, when you have to stop."

Andreas Seitz is the operating theatre manager at medius Kliniken, Germany, and responsible for the operating theatre staff at three locations. He oversees a team of 200 operating theatre nurses who provide inpatient care to 46,000 patients and outpatient care to over 125,000 patients each year. The medius Kliniken have an excellent reputation in the Stuttgart area in the field of artificial hip care.

A journey through time with PALACOS® R+G

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3 Buchholz et al. Management of deep infection of total hip replacement. J Bone Joint Surg Br 1981; 63-B(3): 342–353.