Up to 30% of fractures become infected (Baertl et al. 2021) and despite advances in treatment 62% of patients have 2 or 3 surgeries (Bezstarosti et al. 2019) and the failure rate following surgery is reported to be between 13-39% (Obremskey et al. 2017, Yong et al. 2022 and McNally et al. 2022).
Whether retaining or removing metalwork in a fracture-related infection, CERAMENT G and CERAMENT V offer a user and patient-friendly solution for managing dead space, with proven results. Please have a look at our materials below on how to use antibiotic-eluting CERAMENT for best outcomes, example cases and clinical results.