Effective local release of an antibiotic (gentamicin)
Improves quality of life between surgical interventions
The LinkSpacer Hip and Knee are temporary implants which support the treatment of prosthetic hip/knee joint infections using a two-stage procedure with effective local antibiotic release. These temporary implants give a higher quality of life between operations.
The hip spacer made of PMMA bone cement contains a highly concentrated antibiotic (gentamicin). An internal metal core of stainless steel (AISI 316L) reinforces the temporary prosthesis.
Metal core gives high strength with limited physiological and mechanical loading.
Prevents proximal femur migration and facilitates the surgical approach during the final revision.
Helps to maintain the functionality of the hip muscles.
Early mobilization means early rehabilitation for patients.
The knee spacer is made from antibiotic-containing (gentamicin) PMMA bone cement.
Preservation of the intra-articular space.
Retention of joint movement. Facilitates surgical access because the patellar tendon is free of the adhesions usually associated with immobilization.
Allows the extensors to be conserved and ligament function to be maintained.
Can preserve the function of the collateral ligaments.
Better scope of mobilization than with block spacers.
Reduces the functional recovery time after final revision procedure.