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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

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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Pre-formed articulating knee spacer in two-stage revision for the infected TKA. Int Orthop. 2005 Oct;29(5):305-8.

Authors: Pitto RP, Castelli CC, Ferrari R, Munro J.
Publication date: October 2005

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Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection of a total knee arthroplasty an occupational hazard. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Jun;23(4):609-11.

Authors: Traer EA, Williams MR, Keenan JN.
Publication date: June 2008

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Related content / Interviews

Spacer - Advantages and How to

Spacer - Advantages and How to

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

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