Cementless TKA is growing in popularity and is a fast-growing trend.1 Recent studies support that cementless TKA achieves excellent results,2-4 including a 2014 study showing 97.1% survivorship at up to 20 years without aseptic loosening.5 Cementless TKA offers surgeons, patients and hospitals the following potential benefits:
Biologic fixation: Cementless TKA offers an alternative to bone cement, which involves mechanical fixation.
Cement & mixing device costs: Given costs associated with cemented TKA, including bone cement and a mixing device, there may be cost savings available for the hospital when using Tritanium cementless technology.
OR efficiency: The modern economics of total joint arthroplasty and available health care resources also contribute to a renewed interest in cementless TKA through the potential for increased operating room efficiency.
Successes in THA: Cementless THA has been a clinically successful procedure5 and the orthopaedic community is now looking to achieve these results in TKA.