Antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer for bone defects of the forearm and hand.

  title={Antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer for bone defects of the forearm and hand.},
  author={Gregory L Desilva and Anthony Fritzler and Stephen P Desilva},
  journal={Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery},
  volume={11 2},
Management of bone loss, particularly in the face of open or contaminated wounds, presents a reconstructive challenge. Polymethylmethacrylate impregnated with antibiotics has been used successfully in the treatment of infected total joint arthroplasty and open fractures. The cement delivers high-dose local concentrations of antibiotics while filling a space. This article presents our use of an antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer for bone loss in the forearm or hand in the face of open or… CONTINUE READING

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