Local and systemic levels of tobramycin delivered from calcium sulfate bone graft substitute pellets.


We asked if tobramycin-loaded calcium sulfate pellets could be used to maintain high local site antibiotic concentrations for an extended period with minimal systemic levels and without adverse effects on vital organs. Calcium sulfate pellets loaded with 10% tobramycin were implanted in contained medullary defects in the proximal humeri of canines. The… (More)