Vancogenx is the first and only bone cement with Gentamicin and Vancomycin.
Continual research at Tecres has culminated in an exclusive and innovative line of cements meeting the needs of surgeons who day after day have to tackle increasingly difficult cases of antibiotic-resistance in prosthetic infections.
blank_pageThe problem of infections caused by resistant bacteria is continually growing and is a complication in orthopaedic surgery, especially for infections caused by MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and MRSE (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis).
The Gentamicin and Vancomycin combination ensures a broad spectrum of action that helps treatment of infections in particularly complex cases as in presence of infections caused by resistant bacteria (MRSA and MRSE) Enterococci, Streptococci and CoNS.
Why Gentamicin and Vancomycin?
- have a synergic action. In association, they enhance their anti-bacterial effectiveness
- have a spectrum of activity which covers about 90% of pathogens normally isolated in orthopaedic infections
- is the association most described and used when bone cement is utilized alongside the treatment of infections.