Tecres. Advancing High Tecnology

Spacer for hip

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

  • Spacer-G: loaded with Gentamicin (3 sizes of head with long stem and 3 sizes of head with short stem)
  • Spacer-G Flat Stem: 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)
  • Vancogenx-Space Flat Stem: loaded with Vancomycin + 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)

Spacer Hip

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Variants

SPACER G - short 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

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

VANCOGENX SPACE FLAT STEM - short stem
With vancomycin and 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.

VANCOGENX SPACE - long stem
With vancomycin and 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 FLAT STEM - long stem
With vancomycin and gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes of head: 46/54/60 mm

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

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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Different microbial biofilm formation on polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement loaded with gentamicin and vancomycin. Anaerobe. 2011 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Authors: Bertazzoni Minelli E, Della Bora T, Benini A.
Publication date: April 2011

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Preformed antibiotic-loaded cement spacers for two-stage revision of infected total hip arthroplasty. Long-term results. Hip Int. 2012 Jul;22 Suppl 8:46-53

Authors: Romanò CL, Romanò D, Albisetti A, Meani E.
Publication date: July 2012

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