PALACOS® pro
All-in-One Fixation System™

PALACOS R pro & PALACOS R+G pro with nozzles
PALACOS pro vacuum mixing
PALACOS pro nozzles and pressurizer
PALACOS pro 2021 with accessories
PALACOS R pro & PALACOS R+G pro All-in-One Fixation System

Your Single-SKU Bone Cement Solution

No one likes MMA fumes, messy back tables, or cluttered storage shelves.

Enter PALACOS® pro – your solution to breathing easy and minimizing stress and clutter in your O.R. Designed to be your sole-SKU solution to cement mixing, PALACOS® pro comes in a single package that includes your THA and TKA accessory sets, pre-loaded mixing device, and gold standard PALACOS® cement.

Learn more about the benefits of our PALACOS® pro All-In-One Fixation System™ below, or click through to find the model that is your facilities’ best fit.

PALACOS® pro: Bone Cement Has Never Been This Simple

A closed mixing system provides numerous benefits to the staff and patients within the O.R. setting. Most importantly, closed systems like PALACOS® pro limit the ability of outside elements to enter the bone cement during preparation, and of cement to enter the environment or cause harm to the operating room staff. Studies have shown that our original model, PALACOS® pro (2012), is so effective at limiting the release of MMA fumes that they are nearly below the noticeable smell limit of 0.02 PPM.1-2

The enclosed nature of PALACOS® pro also provides hands-on safety for staff by removing the risk of glass cuts and glove punctures which can greatly increase risk of superficial surgery site infections3 and result in increased costs for your orthopedic facility.

Both PALACOS® pro models (2012 and 2021) are equipped with two glass filters to limit cement contaminants, as well as an activated charcoal filter for MMA fume reduction.

One SKU: Everything you need for successful cement preparation.

Gone are the days of being charged extra for nozzles, applicators or pressurizers. PALACOS® pro combines cement, mixing system, and mixing accessories into one stock keeping unit (SKU) for utmost convenience and staff efficiency. Having a single stock keeping unit saves space on the inventory shelf and reduces overall waste, as well as simplifies ordering and procedural preparation – providing direct economic benefit to your facility.

We know that the preparation and delivery of cement is one of the more stressful periods of a joint replacement case. Through a series of FDA-level usability studies and in-vivo feedback since our initial release in 2012, the engineering team at Heraeus has designed PALACOS® pro to simplify the preparation of mixing PALACOS® bone cement for staff worldwide.

Both PALACOS® pro models (2012 and 2021) include color-coded parts to show which portions of the mixing device are to be moved or used in cement preparation, as well as easy to follow pictogram instructions on the Tyvek® package. The unit itself is equipped with a sturdy base to minimize movement of the device during the mixing process, and, on our newest 2021 model, instructional pictograms for mixing both with and without vacuum are included directly on the device to facilitate easy learning.

Our highly-educated sales team is also always available to schedule an in-service to walk through the mixing process. You can contact your regional sales representative here.

The All-In-One System that is truly One-For-All.

No matter the size or structure of your orthopedic facility, PALACOS® pro is made for you. Capable of mixing with or without vacuum, and available in a variety of sizes and viscosities (with or without antibiotics), PALACOS® pro provides utmost flexibility for your surgical team for any cemented hip or knee procedure.

See our full list of varieties below:

PALACOS® pro (2012)

Product Product Description Size Case Qty Ref
PALACOS® R pro High viscosity bone cement in a self-contained vacuum mixing and delivery system. net 75g 12 units 5075299
PALACOS® R+G pro* High viscosity bone cement containing Gentamicin in a self-contained vacuum mixing and delivery system. net 75g 12 units 5075298
*PALACOS® R+G is indicated for use in the second stage of a two-stage revision for total joint arthroplasty after the initial infection has been cleared.

NEW! PALACOS® pro (2021)

Product Product Description Size Case Qty Ref
PALACOS® R pro High viscosity bone cement in a self-contained vacuum mixing and delivery system. Capable of mixing with or without vacuum. 40
80
6 units/case
Available individually
5081286
5081287
PALACOS® R+G pro* High viscosity bone cement containing Gentamicin in a self-contained vacuum mixing and delivery system. Capable of mixing with or without vacuum. 40
80
6 units/case
Available individually
5081288
5081289
PALACOS® MV+G pro* Medium viscosity bone cement containing Gentamicin in a self-contained vacuum mixing and delivery system. Capable of mixing with or without vacuum. 40
80
6 units/case
Available individually
5081290
5081291
*PALACOS® R+G and MV+G are indicated for use in the second stage of a two-stage revision for total joint arthroplasty after the initial infection has been cleared.

Preparation is key to successful cement.

Research studies have demonstrated that variable preparation of cement can impact long-term outcomes in total joint arthroplasty. Cartridge vacuum mixing and a standardized mixing process, as provided by a system like PALACOS® pro, help to optimize the preparation of PALACOS® bone cements and provide your patients with stable fixation.

Successful cement is key for surgical success.

The most studied bone cement in orthopedic history4, PALACOS® bone cements have been used in over 32 million joint replacement cases worldwide5, and multiple joint registries around the world have show lower revision rates for hip and knee implants when cemented with PALACOS®.6-7 PALACOS® cements are also the cement of choice for surgeons around the world, and are the most-used cements in the UK and Australian national joint registries.8-9

PALACOS® pro: The Next Evolution in Cement Mixing

Both PALACOS® pro models have been developed to provide increased staff and patient safety, simplicity, and efficacy to your O.R. As you look to bring the next evolution in mixing to your facility, please note that there are distinct differences in the handling guidelines and size offerings for each. Further information about each model can be found through the links below.

If you would like further support in clarifying which PALACOS® pro model is right for your facility, contact us here.

1 Kuehn K.D.: PMMA Cements. Springer 2014:259 ff.

2 Jelecevic J. et al. Methyl methacrylate levels in orthopedic surgery: comparison of two conventional vacuum mixing systems. Ann Occup Hyg. 2014; 58(4):493-500.

3 Jid LQ, et al. Visible glove perforation in total knee arthroplasty: risk and consequences. J Orthop Surg 2017; 25 (1): 1–6.

4 Pilz V, Hanstein T. A Literature Review of the Clinical Evidence Situation of Bone Cements. Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. 2018;1:31-36.

5 Data on File.

6 Page 4, NJR Supplier Feedback Status, Feb. 2020*

7 Malchau H, et al. Prognosis of THR. Update and Validation of Results from the Swedish National Hip Arthroplasty Registry 1979-98. In: Scientific Exhibition presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 15-19, 2000, Orlando, USA.

8 NJR 16th Annual Report, 2019.

9 Table C9. 10 Most Used Cement Types for Tibial Prosthesis in Primary Knee Replacement. AOA National Joint Replacement Registry Supplementary Report on Cement in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty. 2020. Page 9.

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