Zimmer, a leader in orthopedics, is cementing confidence throughout the industry with PALACOS Bone Cement. With more than 50 years of proven clinical success, PALACOS cement stands apart from other bone cements. With its unique green color, PALACOS bone cement provides a clear contrast to bone and tissue for greater visibility. Available with the addition of Gentamicin, PALACOS R+G provides consistent antibiotic distribution and reduced revision risk.1 Its handling characteristics, high viscosity and quick dough time, make it easy to use for orthopedic replacement procedures. This makes PALACOS cement ideal for conventional or minimally invasive surgery.
Compared to other bone cements, PALACOS cement stands the test of time with a clinical history of low revision risk.1
PALACOS R and PALACOS R+G demonstrate excellent fatigue strength compared to other commercially available cements.5
PALACOS cement’s green color provides improved visualization of the cement in comparison to bone. PALACOS cement also offers excellent post-operative visualization on x-ray.
After only 30 seconds of mixing, surgeons have a short waiting time for PALACOS cement to “dough-up” followed by a long working time.
Studies show that the release characteristics of PALACOS R are superior to other bone cements. PALACOS R+G provides high local concentration of Gentamicin extending over several days. Even with a comparatively low 0.5 grams of Gentamicin, PALACOS R+G releases more antibiotic than other cements containing one gram of antibiotic.6
PALACOS R+G contains Gentamicin which has a broad spectrum covering gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.7 As a pre-mixed formulation, PALACOS R+G provides a homogenous cement/antibiotic mixture and saves valuable OR time.
When a low viscosity bone cement is required, we have a formulation with and without Gentamicin to fill the need. PALACOS LV and PALACOS LV+G Bone Cements are based on the based on the same time-tested raw materials of PALACOS R and PALACOS R+G Bone Cements with the same unique green color.
NOTE: PALACOS is a trademark of Heraeus Kulzer GmbH. Under license from Heraeus Kulzer GmbH, Hanau, Germany.