Biological and Biomechanical Effects of Vancomycin and Meropenem in Acrylic Bone Cement

Massimiliano Baleani, Cecilia Persson, Carola Zolezzi, Agnese Andollina, Anna Maria Borrelli, Domenico Tigani

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Abstract

Antibiotic-loaded bone cement is extensively used in joint arthroplasty, but increasing bacteria resistance against common antibiotics has lead to a demand for alternative drugs. However, bone cement containing new additives must be characterized both biologically and mechanically. This study evaluated elution kinetics, antibacterial activity, and mechanical properties for cement loaded with vancomycin and/or meropenem. The presence of meropenem broadened the antibacterial spectrum and enhanced the elution of vancomycin. The mechanical properties were negatively affected by 1.0 g of vancomycin, but these detrimental effects were acceptable when only 0.5 g of vancomycin were added to a cement containing 0.5 g of meropenem. Further investigations on this formulation with adjusted antibiotic amounts are, however, necessary to reach the optimal compromise between the antibacterial and the mechanical properties of the bone cement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232-1238
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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meropenem
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Vancomycin
Bone Cements
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Arthroplasty
Joints
Bacteria
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • antibiotics
  • bone cement
  • elution
  • mechanical properties
  • meropenem
  • vancomycin

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Biological and Biomechanical Effects of Vancomycin and Meropenem in Acrylic Bone Cement. / Baleani, Massimiliano; Persson, Cecilia; Zolezzi, Carola; Andollina, Agnese; Borrelli, Anna Maria; Tigani, Domenico.

In: Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 23, No. 8, 12.2008, p. 1232-1238.

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Baleani, M, Persson, C, Zolezzi, C, Andollina, A, Borrelli, AM & Tigani, D 2008, 'Biological and Biomechanical Effects of Vancomycin and Meropenem in Acrylic Bone Cement', Journal of Arthroplasty, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 1232-1238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2007.10.010
Baleani, Massimiliano ; Persson, Cecilia ; Zolezzi, Carola ; Andollina, Agnese ; Borrelli, Anna Maria ; Tigani, Domenico. / Biological and Biomechanical Effects of Vancomycin and Meropenem in Acrylic Bone Cement. In: Journal of Arthroplasty. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 8. pp. 1232-1238.
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