Tecres. Advancing High Tecnology

Spacer for hip

The Tecres spacer for hip has a load-bearing structure in stainless steel coated with antibiotic bone cement and it resembles a femoral prosthesis.

  • Spacer-G: preformed spacer loaded with gentamicin (3 sizes of head with long stem and 3 sizes of head with short stem)
  • Spacer-G Flat Stem: preformed spacer loaded with gentamicin with flat stem designed to preserve the greater trochanter (3 sizes of head with long stem and 3 sizes of head with short stem)
  • Vancogenx-Space: preformed spacer loaded with vancomycin & gentamicin (3 sizes of head with long stem and 3 sizes of head with short stem)

Variants

Spacer G - short stem
With gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm

Spacer G - long stem
With gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm.

Spacer G Flat Stem - short stem
With gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm

Spacer G Flat Stem - long stem
With gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm

Vancogenx-Space - short stem
With vancomycin and gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm

Vancogenx-Space XL - long stem
With vancomycin and gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm

NEW! Vancogenx-Space Hip Flat Stem - short stem
With vancomycin and gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm

NEW! Vancogenx-Space Hip Flat Stem - long stem
With vancomycin and gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm

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Benefits
Accessories
    • Ready to use device
    • Maintenance of joint space and mobilisation
    • Effective in situ release of antibiotic
    • Deambulation with partial weight-bearing
    • Facilitation of definitive re-implant surgery
    • Standardized mechanical performance
    • Reduction of functional recovery time after the two stage procedure
  • Spacer Hip Trial
    Trial spacer to select the right size of spacer before implant it.

    Spacer Hip XL Trial
    Trial spacer to select the right size of spacer before implant it.

    Spacer Flat Stem Trial
    Trial spacer to select the right size of spacer before implant it.

    Spacer Flat Stem XL Trial
    Trial spacer to select the right size of spacer before implant it.

Related content / Publications

Two-stage cementless revision of late total hip arthroplasty infection using a premanufactured spacer. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Authors: Neumann DR, Hofstaedter T, List C, Dorn U.
Publication date: December 2011

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Does a Prefabricated Gentamicin-impregnated, Load-bearing Spacer Control Periprosthetic Hip Infection? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Oct;470(10):2724-9.

Authors: Degen RM, Davey JR, Davey JR, Howard JL, McCalden RW, Naudie DD.
Publication date: October 2012

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Modular proximal femoral replacement in salvage hip surgery for non-neoplastic conditions. Acta Orthop Belg. 2010 Aug;76(4):493-502.

Authors: Sewell MD, Hanna SA, Carrington RW, Pollock RC, Skinner JA, Cannon SR, Briggs TW.
Publication date: August 2010

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Related content / Interviews

Spacer for  Hip - Clinical results

Spacer for Hip - Clinical results

Dr Carlo Romanò
Responsible of Reconstructive Surgery and of Osteoarticular Infections.
Orthopaedic Institute Galeazzi, Milan.