Joint Replacement Application Example

Results of prior hematogenous bacterial coxarthritis (Staph. aureus) in a 62-year-old woman.
Pre-operative X rays.
Anteroposterior and lateral views.

Cementless prosthetic components coated with DAC® hydrogel combined with 5% Vancomycin.
The DAC® coating is designed to resist during the introduction of a “press-fit” implant.

Insertion of the prosthetic components.

Post-operative X rays.
Control 3 months after surgery.
Radiolucent lines absent.

By kind permission of Prof. Carlo L. Romanò, Chief of the Reconstructive Surgery and Bone and Joint Infection Centre at the IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milan.