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The TECRES SPACER G / VANCOGENX® SPACER HIP is designed for partial weight bearing, having a load bearing structure in stainless steel coated with antibiotic bone cement [4] and offering a prolonged antibiotic elution profile [2,3].

The TECRES SPACER G / VANCOGENX SPACER HIP preformed antibiotic loaded spacer is available with either gentamicin or the synergistic [1] combination of gentamicin and vancomycin.

Benefits:

  • Ready to use device
  • Maintenance of joint space and mobilisation
  • Efective in situ release of antibiotic
  • Deambulation with partial weight-bearing
  • Facilitation of definitive re-implant surgery
  • Standardized mechanical performance
  • Reduction of functional recovery time after the two stage procedure

Sizes:

  • Spacer-G: loaded with Gentamicin (3 sizes of head with long stem and 3 sizes of head with short stem) 
  • Spacer-G Flat Stem: loaded with Gentamicin with flat stem designed to preserve the greater trochanter (3 sizes of head with long stem and 3 sizes of head with short stem) 
  • Vancogenx-Spacer: preformed spacer loaded with Vancomycin + Gentamicin (3 sizes of head with long stem and 3 sizes of head with short stem) 
  • Vancogenx-Spacer Flat Stem: loaded with Vancomycin + Gentamicin with flat stem designed to preserve the greater trochanter (3 sizes of head with long stem and 3 sizes of head with short stem)

References:

[1] 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.

[2] Bertazzoni Minelli E, Benini A, Magnan B, Bartolozzi P. Release of gentamicin and vancomycin from temporary human hip spacers in two-stage revision of infected arthroplasty. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2004 Feb;53(2):329-34. Epub 2003 Dec 19.

[3] 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.

[4] Logoluso, N & Champlon, C & Melegati, G & Dell’Oro, F & Romano, C. Gait analysis in patients with a preformed articulated knee spacer. The Knee. 2011 May;19(4): 370-2. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2011.04.002.

VANCOGENX is a registered trademark of Tecres SpA

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