Vancogenx®-Space Knee is the preformed spacer for knee preloaded with Gentamicin and Vancomycin. The device is made with antibiotic loaded bone cement and it’s made of two independent articulating components. It’s available in 4 different sizes (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large).
Tecres spacers represent today the most studied and published spacer devices with over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
The relevant clinical information extracted from 26 peer-reviewed papers (21 different hospitals, more than 1,100 unique patients) shows that the infection eradication rate, at a mean follow-up of 56 months, exceeds 91%.
When combined, Gentamicin and Vancomycin have a synergistic action against bacteria.1-2-3 Their range of action covers approximately 90% of the pathogenic agents generally isolated in surgical infections.3-4 The Gentamicin and Vancomycin combination is the most commonly used and published combination in cases of concomitant treatment of orthopaedic infections. 5-6-7
The use of a preformed commercial spacer, with standardized mechanical and pharmacological properties is an option which provides mechanical, biological and pharmacological safety and performance.