In vivo testing of an infection resistant prosthetic material

  title={In vivo testing of an infection resistant prosthetic material},
  author={Thomas S. Monahan and Mauricio A. Contreras and Jeffrey A. Kalish and Matthew D. Phaneuf and Donald J. Dempsey and Martin J. Bide and Richard N. Mitchell and Frank W. Logerfo and Allen D. Hamdan},
Abstract Introduction: Prosthetic materials have increased susceptibility to infectious complications. An infection resistant surface has potential clinical applications. Methods: An infection resistant surface was created by dyeing ciprofloxacin into knitted polyester (Dacron) via thermofixation. The infection resistant properties of the surface were first tested in vitro against S. aureus. Then, ciprofloxacin treated Dacron (test) and untreated Dacron (control) sections were implanted… CONTINUE READING

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