Modern cementing technique is critical for the long-term success of a cemented endoprosthesis. Cleaning the bone bed using a pulse lavage system is an essential element and the first step in the modern cementing technique, where all cement-receiving bone surfaces are thoroughly cleaned to remove any fat residue, bone debris, marrow, and blood.1,2
Why is pulse lavage important?
- Better cement interlocking with the cancellous bone3
- Fewer thromboembolic complications4
- Significantly lower risk of revision5
- Lower postoperative infection rate in hemiarthroplasty6