We have studied 35 patients with infected reconstructions after segmental resection for bone tumours. Two different regimes of treatment were employed both of which entailed debridement and the use of cement impregnated with antibiotic. In 25 patients gentamicin-PMMA beads were used and in ten an antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer. Better results were achieved with the second procedure in terms of eases healed, the number of operations, time of healing, time of recovery and the functional score. The use of vancomycin in the cement spacer gave better local control.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine