I have a titanium hip socket cemented into my bone.
As I understand it, the surgeon chose this one because of my age (74 and
osteopenic) and the bone deterioration from the socket being bone on bone.
Cementing in place means you can bear weight on the new joint immediately
(well, as much as you can tolerate); not cementing means the bone needs to
grow into the new socket and you can’t let the joint bear weight for about
6 weeks. The hospital I was at had a pre-op class for knee and hip
replacements where the nursing and PT staff told about the procedure, the
hospital stay, and the therapy all the docs at that particular place
require. Such a class is invaluable if you are offered it! I am pleased
with my new hip and am planning the replacement for the other hip at the
end of May.