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The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the elution characteristics of vancomycin alone and in combination with imipenem-cilastatin from 3 acrylic bone-cements (CMW1 [DePuy International, Blackpool, UK], Palacos R [Schering-Plough, Wehrheim, Germany], and Simplex P [Howmedica International, London, UK]). Six groups of 3 antibiotic-loaded cement disks(More)
Two clinical cases of mycotic infections secondary to knee spacers medicated with antibiotics against bacterial infections are presented. Care must be taken between the first and second stage (when the spacer is in place), and attention must be paid to the management of the surgical wound to avoid secondary contamination.
The results of a multicentric review are reported using the extensimetric instrumentation applied to the Ilizarov device. This clinical trial the follows same theoretical and experimental preliminary studies, outlines the advantages and current limits of the method, and sets the bases for further clinical and experimental research.
Results of reimplanted total hip prostheses and resection arthroplasty were compared. Using the Iowa hip rating scale, the reimplanted prostheses population was rated higher for function, gait, and absence of deformity, however, the resection arthroplasty population rated better in freedom from pain. Radiographic findings in the reimplanted prostheses(More)
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