Vancogenx®-Space Hip Flat Stem is the preformed spacer for hip preloaded with Gentamicin. The device includes a load-bearing structure in stainless steel, with a rectangular flat stem. It’s available in 3 different head sizes (46-54-60mm) and 2 different stem lengths.
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.