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The effect of cement gun and cement syringe use on the tibial cement mantle in total knee arthroplasty

Lutz, Michael J., Pincus, Paul F., Whitehouse, Sarah L., & Halliday, Brett R. (2008) The effect of cement gun and cement syringe use on the tibial cement mantle in total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 24(3), pp. 461-467.

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Abstract

Evidence suggests that a thicker cement mantle improves fixation strength and resistance to tensile and shear forces in the tibial component of total knee arthroplasty. A low proportion of orthopaedic surgeons currently employ techniques to improve cement penetration in the tibial plateau. We demonstrate that the use of a pressurised cement gun or cement syringe provides a highly statistically significant difference (p<0.001) to the depth of the tibial cement mantle and reduction in radiolucent lines when compared to cement applied by hand. This ensures a thicker cement mantle and may reduce the possibility of early failure by improving the strength of fixation and the resistance to tensile and shear forces. There is no statistical difference in the cement mantle produced by the cement syringe and the cement gun.

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ID Code: 11802
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Total knee arthroplasty, cement gun, cement syringe, cement mantle, radiolucent lines, cement
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2007.10.028
ISSN: 0883-5403
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:51

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