TECRES® CEMENT SPACER K RECONSTRUCTION

TECRES® CEMENT SPACER K

SPACER K / VANCOGENX™ SPACE KNEE are preformed antibiotic loaded spacers indicated to temporarily replace a prosthesis in a septic revision procedure. Available with gentamicin or the synergistic [1] combination of gentamicin and vancomycin. Available in three (gentamicin) or four (gentamicin and vancomycin) different sizes.
They have a prolonged antibiotic elution profile 23
References

• Bertazzoni Minelli E, Della Bora T, Benini A. Different microbial biofilm formation on polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement loaded with gentamicin and vancomycin. Anaerobe. 2011 Dec;17(6):380-3. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2011.03.013. Epub 2011 Apr 16.
• Mutimer J1, Gillespie G, Lovering AM, Porteous AJ. Measurements of in vivo intra-articular gentamicin levels from antibiotic loaded articulating spacers in revision total knee replacement. Knee. 2009 Jan;16(1):39-41. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2008.07.009. Epub 2008 Sep 10.
• Bertazzoni Minelli E, Benini A, Samaila E, Bondi M, Magnan B. Antimicrobial activity of gentamicin and vancomycin combination in joint fluids after antibiotic-loaded cement spacer implantation in two-stage revision surgery. J Chemother. 2014 Jan 20:1973947813Y0000000157. [Epub ahead of print]

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