The use of antibiotic-impregnated cement in infected reconstructions after resection for bone tumours

Davide Donati, Roberto Biscaglia

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1050
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume80
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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