PALACOS® fast R+G has up to 37.8% faster working times than traditional bone cements1 and includes the benefits of no waiting time and a very short setting time. Reduction in time spent waiting on cement preparation and/or setting can reduce direct OR costs by as much as 50 dollars per surgery and have an opportunity cost savings of 155 dollars per surgery3.
In addition to direct OR savings, PALACOS® R+G† has been proven to have the lowest risk ratio for revision by the National Joint Registry UK and a 6.1% lower failure rate than all other studied cements4,††. PALACOS® fast R+G provides the same proven success in infection management while providing up to 5x higher elution rates than other fast setting cements despite containing 40% less gentamicin (Figure 3).
For more information on PALACOS® fast R+G and its working and handling properties, please reach out to your local Heraeus representative.
† PALACOS® R+G is indicated for use in the second stage of a two stage revision after the initial infection has been cleared.
†† We thank the patients and staff of all the hospitals in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man who have contributed data to the National Joint Registry. We are grateful to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), the NJR Steering Committee and staff at the NJR Centre for facilitating this work. The views expressed represent those of Heraeus Medical GmbH and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Joint Registry Steering Committee or the Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) who do not vouch for how the information is presented.