SYNICEM™ spacers

Preformed, antibiotic loaded spacers to maintain space and aid treatment of infection

Preformed spacers to maintain space and aid treatment of infection

The Synicem spacer range provides a ready-to-use preformed spacer with the performance characteristics you need for your 2-stage revision procedures.

Designed to overcome the challenges of using traditional intra-operative moulded and handmade spacers, Synicem spacers support revisions of the hip, knee and shoulder to preserve articular space and aid the treatment of infection.

References and regulatory statements

1. Craig, A., King, S.W., van Duren, B.H., Veysi, V.T., Jain, S., & Palan, J. (2022). Articular spacers in two-stage revision arthroplasty for prosthetic joint infection of the hip and the knee. EFORT Open Reviews, 7, 137 – 152.
2. Ocguder, A., Firat, A., Tecimel, O., Solak, S., & Bozkurt, M. (2010). Two-stage total infected knee arthroplasty treatment with articulating cement spacer. Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, 130(6), 719–725.
3. Dunne, N., Hill, J., McAfee, P., Todd, K., Kirkpatrick, R., Tunney, M., & Patrick, S. (2007). In vitro study of the efficacy of acrylic bone cement loaded with supplementary amounts of gentamicin: effect on mechanical properties, antibiotic release, and biofilm formation. Acta orthopaedica, 78(6), 774–785.
4. Bertazzoni Minelli, E., Benini, A., Magnan, B., & Bartolozzi, P. (2004). Release of gentamicin and vancomycin from temporary human hip spacers in two-stage revision of infected arthroplasty. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 53(2), 329–334.
5. Moerenhout, K., Steinmetz, S., Vautrin, M., Picarra, S., Udin, G., & Borens, O. (2021). Economic advantage of ‘self-made’ antibiotic-loaded spacer compared to prefabricated antibiotic-loaded spacer and spacer molds in two-staged revision arthroplasty. Acta orthopaedica Belgica, 87(3), 557–562.
6. Synimed, Synicem Instruction for Use.
7. Biocomposites, STIMULAN Instruction for Use.
8. Struelens, B., Claes, S., & Bellemans, J. (2013). Spacer-related problems in two-stage revision knee arthroplasty. Acta orthopaedica Belgica, 79(4), 422–426.

For indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions see Instructions for Use. Concurrent use of locally administered antibiotics may affect setting time, absorption characteristics and/or bone formation. It is the surgeon/healthcare professional’s responsibility to give due consideration to the details in the medicinal product marketing authorization in deciding whether it is appropriate for the patient under his/her care. The relevant Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) must be consulted. The type and dose of medicinal substance should also be assessed according to the individual patient’s clinical circumstance.
This brochure may include the use of STIMULAN or techniques that go beyond the current clearance / approval granted by the relevant regulatory authority. Please contact your local representative for further information.

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Patents granted: GB2367552, EP 1204599 B1, US 6780391, EP 2594231 B1, US 8883063, CN ZL201210466117.X, GB2496710, EP 3058899 B1, US 10390954, US 10,588,748,CN ZL201610089710.5
Patents pending: GB1502655.2, GB1704688.9, EP 18275044.8, US 15/933936, CN 108619579A