Project Description

GENTAFIX® 1 & 3

Surgical Bone Cement with Antibiotic

GENTAFIX® 1 is a high viscosity bone cement for manual application.

GENTAFIX® 3 is a low viscosity bone cement with an optimum fluidity for an easy application with syringe or injection gun.

GENTAFIX® 1&3 contain an antibiotic from aminoglycoside family (Gentamicin) well known for its broad spectrum of activity and its efficacy against most of the bacteria responsible of infection in orthopaedic surgery.

It comes in the form of an ampoule of sterile liquid monomer and a sachet of sterile polymer powder.

ADVANTAGES

  • Mechanical properties above ISO 5833 standard
  • Low exothermicity in situ
  • Low release of monomer
  • Stable fixation of implants
  • Reduced infection
  • Suitable viscosity
  • Long application time
  • Optimal waiting time

References

Description Reference
GENTAFIX 1® 40g T040140G
GENTAFIX 3® 40g T040340G

Bibliography

Wahlig, H. and E. Dingeldein (1980). « Antibiotics and bone cements. Experimental and clinical long-term observations. » Acta Orthop Scand 51(1): 49-56.
Lindberg, L., R. Onnerfalt, et al. (1991). « The release of gentamicin after total hip replacement using low or high viscosity bone cement. A prospective, randomized study. » Int Orthop 15(4): 305-9.
Jiranek, W. A., A. D. Hanssen, et al. (2006). « Antibiotic-loaded bone cement for infection prophylaxis in total joint replacement. » J Bone Joint Surg Am 88(11): 2487-500.
Block, J. E. and H. A. Stubbs (2005). « Reducing the risk of deep wound infection in primary joint arthroplasty with antibiotic bone cement. » Orthopedics 28(11): 1334-45.