Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an antibiotic-eluting polymer that could be used to treat infections in orthopedic implants, according to a report published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Traditionally, treating a prosthetic joint infection involves removing an implant and replacing it with a temporary spacer made from antibiotic-releasing bone cement for at least six weeks. Then, a second surgery is needed to give the patient a new prosthesis.
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