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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

The trochanter slide osteotomy approach for resurfacing hip arthroplasty. Int Orthop. 2009 Apr;33(2):387-90. Epub 2008 May 21.

Authors: Pitto RP.
Publication date: May 2008

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Loss of tibial bone density in patients with rotating- or fixed-platform TKA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Mar;468(3):775-81. Epub 2009 Mar 26.

Authors: Munro JT, Pandit S, Walker CG, Clatworthy M, Pitto RP.
Publication date: March 2009

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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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