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  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  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-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)
 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.
 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
NOTE: this product may not be available in all regions.
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