SPACER G / VANCOGENX™ SPACER HIP are preformed antibiotic loaded spacers indicated to temporarily replace a prosthesis in a septic revision procedure. Available with either gentamicin or the synergistic  combination of gentamicin and vancomycin. They are available in two lengths and three head diameters. Designed for partial load bearing, with an unrivalled antibiotic elution profile [2, 3]. The gentamicin option is available with a standard or a flat stem profile.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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