Intramedullary Antibiotic Depot Does Not Preclude Successful Intramedullary Lengthening or Compression
Journal of orthopaedic trauma
The challenging problem of long bone infection and limb length difference cannot be addressed using only an antibiotic-coated nonmagnetic static nail. The combined use of resorbable calcium sulfate and magnetic lengthening nails offers a possible solution to this dilemma, as well as for infected nonunions that require compression. We present a combined technique to treat or prevent infection using femoral or tibial intramedullary antibiotic delivery with an absorbable calcium sulfate depot and concomitant internal lengthening or compression using a nail. Adequate débridement is required in cases of established infection and is a prerequisite for this technique.
Rivera, Jessica C.; McClure, Philip K.; Fragomen, Austin T.; Mehta, Samir; Rozbruch, S Robert; and Conway, Janet D., "Intramedullary Antibiotic Depot Does Not Preclude Successful Intramedullary Lengthening or Compression" (2020). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 1739.