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Rifampin and tobramycin combination with PMMA antibiotic cement

  • Elive F. Likine
  • David SeligsonEmail author
Technical Note • BIOMATERIAL - INFECTION

Abstract

Rifampin is a powerful antibiotic used in the treatment of biofilm-forming bacteria with studies supporting its use in PMMA cement. However, it has not been widely accepted for its use in PMMA cement due to a perception that it is unable to solidify in a timely manner. The technique described consists of ratio of aminoglycoside and rifampin that reduces time to solidification to approximately 15–20 min.

Keywords

Tobramycin Rifampin Polymethylmethacrylate PMMA Antibiotic cement 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

No authors involved in this study have any conflict of interests pertaining to this study in particular. Please contact corresponding author with all other questions, comments and/or concerns.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity Hospital LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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