cement disease

cement disease

the osteolysis that frequently occurs in association with loosening of cemented total hip replacements; the microscopic particles of polymethylmethacrylate cement induce a biologic reaction by osteoclasts leading to bone resorption and progressive bone loss.

ce·ment dis·ease

(sĕ-ment' di-zēz')
The osteolysis that frequently occurs in association with loosening of cemented total hip replacements; microscopic particles of polymethylmethacrylate cement induce a biologic reaction by osteoclasts leading to bone resorption and progressive bone loss.
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