Decreased Staphylococcus epidermis adhesion and increased osteoblast functionality on antibiotic-loaded titania nanotubes.

@article{Popat2007DecreasedSE,
  title={Decreased Staphylococcus epidermis adhesion and increased osteoblast functionality on antibiotic-loaded titania nanotubes.},
  author={Ketul C. Popat and Matthew L. Eltgroth and Thomas Joseph Latempa and Craig A. Grimes and Tejal A. Desai},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 32},
  pages={4880-8}
}
Bacterial infection is one of the most common problems after orthopedic implant surgery. If not prevented, bacterial infection can result in serious and life threatening conditions such as osteomyelitis. Thus, in order to reduce chances of such serious complication, patients are often subjected to antibiotic drug therapy for 6-8 weeks after initial surgery. The antibiotics are systemically delivered either intravenously, intramuscularly or topically. Systemic antibiotic delivery entails certain… CONTINUE READING

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