Prosthetic loosening, instability, infection, wear and fractures are some common reasons for revision of hip prostheses. During the revision surgical procedure the old prosthesis is removed, the bone bed is cleaned, bone defects are restored and a new prosthesis is implanted. The revision procedure may be performed in one session (one-stage revision) or, typically in the case of infection, in two sessions (two-stage revision).
Biomet offers a complete product range for successful revision surgery.
Antibiotic loaded bone cement.
Bone bed preparation
High-pressure pulse lavage with the OptiLavage System, hip Set.
Femoral and acetabular brushes.
Mixing and delivery
Vacuum mixing of bone cement with the Optivac, Optivac revision nozzle and nozzle slim.
Femoral and acetabular pressurizers.
Protection of the cup during cementation of femur with the ProCup.
Distal femoral plug.
Cement spacer molds for joint stabilization, preventing bone-to-bone contact, contraction of soft tissue, and local antibiotic therapy.
Optivac - add antibiotics to and extrude fat from the bone graft.
A wide variety of revision prostheses are available for occasions when bone loss or bone defects are seen as well as manual and ultrasonic cement removal systems. For more information on these products and for further information on the appropriate biomaterial to use, please turn to: http://www.biometeurope.com/