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 trademark of Tecres SpA
NOTE: this product may not be available in all regions.
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