Local bio-absorbable antibiotic delivery in calcium sulfate beads in hip and knee arthroplasty

Lum, Z.C. and G.C. Pereira, Journal of Orthopaedics, 2018. 15(2): p. 676-678.
Products: STIMULAN®
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. The abstract can be read, and the full paper can be obtained here.

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