Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, October 14th, 2005
According to recent research from the Minnesota, "The primary benefit achieved with local antibiotic delivery vehicles is the ability to obtain extremely high levels of local antibiotics without increasing systemic toxicity. Antibiotic-loaded bone cement represents the current standard as an antibiotic delivery vehicle in orthopaedic surgery."
"Biodegradable alternatives to antibiotic-loaded bone cement also are being used clinically and there are many new products in the active stages of development," wrote A.D. Hanssen and colleagues, Mayo Clinic....
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