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

Long-stem versus short-stem preformed antibiotic-loaded cement spacers for two-stage revision of infected total hip arthroplasty. Hip Int. 2010 Jan-Mar;20(1):26-33.

Authors: Romanò CL, Romanò D, Logoluso N, Meani E.
Publication date: March 2010

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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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Preliminary investigations on a new gentamicin and vancomycin-coated PMMA nail for the treatment of bone and intramedullary infections: An experimental study in the rabbit. J Orthop Res. 2008 Jun;26(6):785-92.

Authors: Giavaresi G, Borsari V, Fini M, Giardino R, Sambri V, Gaibani P, Soffiatti R.
Publication date: June 2008

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Related content / Interviews

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Spacer - Advantages and How to

Dr. Sebastian Garcia Ramiro
Specialist of orthopaedic and traumatology, coordinator of osteoarticular infection unit.
Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Spain.