One in seven open tibial fractures become infected (Hoekstra et al. 2017, Papakostidis et al. 2011), and in open reduction internal fixation of closed fractures three main complications are re-fracture, non-union and infection.
In trauma cases at low risk of infection, CERAMENT BONE VOID FILLER can be used to manage any bone defects in extremities in skeletally mature patients, after reduction of the fracture and is the only synthetic bone substitute with a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) showing bone remodeling and PROMS outcomes as good as autograft.
In trauma cases at high risk of infection, CERAMENT G and CERAMENT V can be used to both promote and protect bone healing of bone defects, can help to reduce the risk of re-fracture and infection.
Please have a look at our materials below on how to use CERAMENT for best outcomes, example cases and clinical results.