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Tecres have successfully produced pre-formed antibiotic loaded spacers since 1996.
The TECRES SPACER SHOULDER is a preformed antibiotic loaded spacer indicated to temporarily replace a prosthesis in a septic revision procedure.

Benefits: 

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

Sizes: 

  • SPACER S is available in two head diameters (41mm + 46mm) and is clinically proven to have a prolonged antibiotic elution profile [1, 2]

References:

[1] Coffey MJ, Ely EE, Crosby LA. Treatment of glenohumeral sepsis with a commercially produced antibiotic – impregnated cement spacer. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Sep;19(6):868-73.

[2] 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.

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