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Vancogenx®

Innovation, Synergy, Efficacy, Evolution…serving surgeons.
Tecres research laboratories developed Vancogenx®, the first Vancomycin and Gentamicin loaded bone cement.

Features:
  • allows effective, high-dose release of Vancomycin and Gentamicin
  • guarantees excellent mechanical performances
  • presents ideal viscosity for all types of use, for both manual and syringe application
  • has a non-abrasive action due to the use of barium sulphate as the radiopaque tracer
  • reduces the heat developed during curing and lower toxicity due to the low monomer content
Vancogenx® is the ideal solution for the fixation of antibiotic loaded spacers and prosthetic components during revision surgery due to infections caused by resistant micro-organisms.

Vancogenx

Variants

Vancogenx
Standard Viscosity - Suitable both for manual and syringe application.
Package: 40g.

Vancogenx HV
High Viscosity - Suitable for manual application
Package: 40g.

Benefits
Accessories
  • Vancomycin and Gentamicin

    • Have a synergic action as their antibacterial efficacy is more potent when they are used together. 
    • Boast a spectrum of action covering approximately 90% of the pathogens commonly isolated in orthopaedic infections.
    • Is the most commonly used and widely reported combination when bone cement is utilised in cases of concomitant treatment of infections. 

    Vancogenx

    The advantages of Vancogenx®:
    • broad spectrum of action
    • synergic antimicrobial effect
    • prevention of bacterial adhesion
    • effective as a coadjuvant in the treatment of infection

     

  • 2 Mix
    Easy and reliable mixer that allows vacuum mixing.

    2 Mix Gun
    2 Mix extrusion gun

    Bowl and Spatula
    Bowl and Spatula for manual mixing

    4 Mix Bowl
    Bowl for bone cement mixing

    Curette

    Femoral Brush

    Femoral Sponge

    Pressurizer

    Polyethilene Restrictors

Related content / Publications

Premixed antibiotic bone cement: an in vitro comparison of antimicrobial efficacy. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Sep;23(6 Suppl 1):110-4. Epub 2008 Jul 9.

Authors: Squire MW, Ludwig BJ, Thompson JR, Jagodzinski J, Hall D, Andes D.
Publication date: July 2008

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Influence of the method of blending an antibiotic powder with an acrylic bone cement powder on physical, mechanical, and thermal properties of the cured cement. Biomaterials. 2005 Jul;26(20):4317-25.

Authors: Lewis G, Janna S, Bhattaram A.
Publication date: June 2005

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No early tibial tray loosening after surface cementing technique in mobile-bearing TKA. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Oct;18(10):1360-5. Epub 2010 Jun 10.

Authors: Rossi R, Bruzzone M, Bonasia DE, Ferro A, Castoldi F.
Publication date: June 2010

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