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Bone Cement

Bone Cement Complications Person with gloves holding bone cement injection gun

Bone cement is an epoxy cement that is used predominantly in total knee replacements. During total knee replacement, the damaged knee joint is removed and replaced with prosthesis of metal, ceramic and/or plastic components. Doctors attach the components of the new knee joint to the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone), using an epoxy cement. This bone cement comes in two separate components – a powder and a liquid that have to be mixed together. High-viscosity cement offers a shorter mixing and waiting time and longer working and hardening phases. These shorter times mean that surgeons can handle and apply the cement earlier than with low- or medium-viscosity cements.

Bone Cement Side Effects

Patients who have a bone cement failure experience symptoms often require revision surgery to remove and replace the device. Symptoms of bone cement failure are similar to when a knee replacement system fails, and include:

  • Instability
  • Implant loosening and debonding
  • Unusual swelling at the joint site
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Persistent pain
  • New chronic pain

If you have suffered any of the above complications as a result of a total knee replacement, then please contact Mobile Alabama Bone Cement attorneys at Moore Law Firm today for a free consultation to determine if you have a claim against the manufacture.  You may also have a potential knee replacement failure claim as well 251-445-7602