Cemented hip replacements have been used successfully for over 40 years. There are many designs: this picture is of the Stanmore total hip replacement which was developed by surgeons at Stanmore. It has excellent long term results in the National Joint Registry.


A cemented total hip replacement is solidly fixed to bone during the operation so has advantages of not having to spend time on crutches after surgery. It is also usually the best way to fix to weak or brittle bone as the force needed to insert this type of hip is less than in uncemented designs.


It is usually used to insert a metal on plastic bearing surface, but a ceramic on plastic option is also possible, were needed.