Cemented joints are attached to the existing bone with cement, which acts
as a glue and attaches the artificial joint to the bone.
Uncemented joints are attached using a porous coating that is designed to
allow the bone to adhere to the artificial joint. Over time, new bone grows and
fills up the openings in the porous coating, attaching the joint to the
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Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
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Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
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