Tecres bone cements and prefabricated interim prostheses made of bone cement are sold in Germany exclusively by Merete – further evidence that our comprehensive portfolio fulfils every medical requirement. The VancoGenx® brand combines Gentamicin and Vancomycin, two antibiotics which have been shown to be effective on up to 90% of all pathogens in combination.
At a glance: Tecres bone cement
These bone cements are available with and without antibiotics, and come in a variety of viscosities, including some whose viscosity levels can be individually adjusted by means of holding times. Along with manually mixable cements, Tecres also offers the all-in-one Cemex® System, in which cements are mixed under air-tight conditions.
These bone cements offer numerous advantages:
Lower polymerisation temperature
Reduced monomer release
Reduced volume shrinkage
High compressive strength
At a glance: Tecres interim prostheses
The prefabricated, Gentamicin- and/or Vancomycin-enriched spacers are intended to complement systemic infection treatment of the hip, knee or shoulder.
High, sustained levels of localised antibiotic release for up to six months after implantation
Gentamicin/Vancomycin antibiotic combination is synergistically effective against 90% of all pathogens
Packed sterile and ready to use
Intraoperative sizing with resterilisable trial implants
Certified medical device: User does not become manufacturer
Allows digital planning, for example with mediCAD
Improves patient quality of life, e.g., reduced weight burden during wearing time, enables light physiotherapy