A new study of the microbiological and pharmacological properties of Vancogenx bone cement has been published
Results: excellent anti-biofilm and antimicrobial properties
The study published in Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatoiogiae Cechoslovaca analyzes the microbiological and pharmacological characteristics of Vancogenx in comparison with gentamicin bone cements in conventional use: Palacos R + G, Hi-Fatigue G and Palacos R
The study refers to the following bacterial strains: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli.
The result was extremely positive. Vancogenx bone cement demonstrated excellent anti-biofilm and antimicrobial properties and can be recommended for use in orthopaedic practice.
The main indication is in the treatment of prosthetic joint infection and the prevention of prosthetic joint infection in high-risk patients.
This new publication joins two previous studies (Giavaresi et al., 2008 ; Bertazzoni et al., 2011 ) which clarify and confirm the excellent anti-adhesive and antibiotic properties of Vancogenx bone cement, thereby ensuring valid support in the treatment of prosthetic infection.