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Spacer for knee

The Tecres spacer for Knee it is made with antibiotic bone cement and It comprises two independent articulating elements. The tibial component has a flat base on which the femoral component articulates.

  • Spacer-K: preformed spacer for knee loaded with Gentamicin;
  • Vancogenx-Space Knee: preformed spacer for knee loaded with Vancomycin + Gentamicin

Spacer Knee

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Variants

SPACER K - with Gentamicin
Available in 3 sizes:
Small (60mm*)
Medium (70mm*)
Large (80mm*)

*tibial width

VANCOGENX SPACE KNEE - with Gentamicin + Vancomycin
Available in 4 sizes:
Small (60mm*)
Medium (70mm*)
Large (80mm*)
Extralarge (90mm*)

*tibial width

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Benefits
Accessories
    • Ready to use device
    • Maintenance of joint space and mobilisation
    • Efective 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 Knee Trial
    Trial spacer to select the right size of spacer before implant it.

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

Related content / Publications

Measurements of in vivo intra-articular gentamicin levels from antibiotic loaded articulating spacers in revision total knee replacement. Knee. 2009 Jan;16(1):39-41. Epub 2008 Sep 10

Authors: Mutimer J, Gillespie G, Lovering AM, Porteous AJ.
Publication date: September 2008

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Mycobacterium chelonae infection after total knee arthroplasty: a case report. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2012 Apr;20(1):134-6.

Authors: Lee RP, Cheung KW, Chiu KH, Tsang ML.
Publication date: April 2012

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Experimental evaluation of the biomechanical performances of a PMMA-based knee spacer. Knee 2007 Mar;14(2):145-53

Authors: Villa T, Carnelli D.
Publication date: March 2007

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Related content / Interviews

Spacers in two-stage revision procedure

Spacers in two-stage revision procedure

Prof. Claudio Castelli
Director of the Operative Unit of Orthopaedics and Traumatology United.
Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo