Project Description

ORTHOCEM 1G & 3G

Surgical Cement with Antibiotic

ORTHOCEM 1G & 3G are radiopaque and self-hardening bone cements
• Containing Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic
• Dedicated to arthroplasty surgery
• Allowing immediate and stable anchorage of implants
• Responding to the needs of surgeons, 2 viscosities for 2 types of applications:

ORTHOCEM 1G : high viscosity bone cement for manual application

ORTHOCEM 3G: low viscosity bone cement with an optimum fluidity for an easy application with syringe or injection gun

ADVANTAGES

  • Mechanical properties above ISO 5833 standard
  • Low exothermicity in situ
  • Low release of monomer
  • Stable fixation of implants
  • Suitable viscosity
  • Barium sulfate as excellent radiopaque agent
  • Easy to prepare with a bowl & spatula or in a vacuum mixing system

References

Designation Reference
ORTHOCEM 1G

C040140G

ORTHOCEM 3G

C040340G

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.