The TECRES SPACER K and VANCOGENX® SPACER KNEE preformed antibiotic loaded spacers allow patients to deambulate with partial weight bearing  and are clinically proven to have a prolonged antibiotic elution profile [2, 3].
TECRES SPACER K and VANCOGENX SPACER KNEE are made with antibiotic bone cement and comprises two independent articulating elements. The tibial component has a flat base on which the femoral component articulates.
TECRES SPACER K and VANCOGENX SPACER KNEE are available with gentamicin, or the synergistic combination of gentamicin and vancomycin.
- 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
- Spacer-K: preformed spacer for knee loaded with Gentamicin
- Vancogenx-Space Knee: preformed spacer for knee loaded with Vancomycin + Gentamicin
 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.
 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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