This is a retrospective review of 56 complex comorbidity patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty who received STIMULAN used as a carrier for antibiotics. The purpose was to review wound complications and the occurrence of post-operative infection.
By 6 weeks all calcium sulfate beads had completely resorbed in all patients. There were no cases of post-operative infection and heterotopic ossification was not observed in any patient. One TKA revision patient with diabetes mellitus (1.7%) suffered persistent wound drainage.
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