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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

Preformed Articulating Knee Spacers in 2-Stage Total Knee Revision Arthroplasty: Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Authors: Wan Z, Karim A, Incavo SJ, Mathis KB.
Publication date: March 2012

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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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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

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