PALACOS® R is a high-viscosity bone cement and known as the gold standard in joint arthroplasty. With raw materials of a 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 color, PALACOS® contrasts optically with the surrounding tissue and thus facilitates easier handling during surgery.
PALACOS® R is also available with added gentamicin. The local release of the antibiotic minimizes the risk of infection in the implant with reduced systemic load.1 Today, PALACOS® R+G* is known for very low revision rates in cemented endoprostheses.2
1 Engesæter, L.B. et.al.: Antibiotic prophylaxis in total hip arthroplasty, University of Bergen, Norway 2003
2 Herberts, P. et al.: The Swedish National Hip Arthroplasty Register – Report 2004, Department of Orthopaedics Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden 2004
*The cement is indicated for use in the second stage of a two stage revision for total joint arthroplasty after the initial infection has been cleared.