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New alloy implant surfaces developed to combat infection in TJR

New alloy implant surfaces developed to combat infection in TJR
May 28, 2015

PRAGUE — Infections during total joint reconstruction procedures can lead to unnecessary revisions and be costly; however, new alloy implants with antibacterial, nonstick surfaces and techniques used to kill biofilm during surgery can reduce infection rates, according to a presenter at the 16th EFORT Congress.

“There are various ways we can address biofilms from the point of view of surfaces used in orthopedics. We can develop nonstick surfaces, we can develop antimicrobial surfaces, we can prevent the bacteria from forming biofilms by killing them at the time of surgery,” Gordon Blunn, PhD, chief scientific officer at Stanmore Implants Worldwide Ltd., said during his presentation, here.

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