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Antibiotic-Loaded Cement

  • Lars Frommelt
  • Klaus-Dieter Kühn
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Summary

In this chapter an overview is given about the rationale for antibiotic-loaded bone cement as a drug delivery system. The characteristics of antibiotic release, the suitability of various antibiotics for admixing and the clinical application and impact are described.

Keywords

Antimicrobial Agent Bone Cement Periprosthetic Infection Acrylic Bone Cement Crobial Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars Frommelt
    • 1
  • Klaus-Dieter Kühn
    • 2
  1. 1.Endo-Klinik HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Heraeus-Kulzer GmbHWehrheimGermany

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