THE ONLY PRE-FORMED SPACER SYSTEM WITH GENTAMICIN TO MAINTAIN JOINT STABILITY DURING TREATMENT OF INFECTED SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY
The Spacer S temporarily replaces a Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA) that has
been explanted due to infection. Spacer S is a pre-formed, partial load-bearing
device consisting of gentamicin-impregnated PMMA bone cement.
- High Release formulation affords an
increased surface area, which allows for
greater antimicrobial activity than other
- Maintains joint space and allows limited
mobility with partial weight bearing*
- Improves quality of life between
- Provides predictable, consistent local
- Facilitates implant placement during second-stage revision with greater ease for the
- Reduces hospitalization and allows for a
seamless transition to rehabilitation and
- Offers functional success rates equivalent to
For the Second Stage:
Equinoxe® Shoulder System
The Equinoxe® Shoulder System is a primary stem that allows independent adjustability of all four anatomic paramaters in situ. The Equinoxe reverse shoulder is an optimized design that allows for maximized range of motion, improved stability and bone conservation. Its components build off the existing Equinoxe primary humeral stems, which enables surgeons to convert a well-fixed stem to a reverse without stem removal.
* Partial weight bearing must be assessed on an individual basis with relation to the anatomic condition of the local bone, bone quality and clinical conditions of the patient during rehabilitation stages. Care must be taken to minimize the risk of damaging bone tissue and the implant through excessive weight bearing or forced mobilization.
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Spacer S and Cemex® are produced by Tecres® S.p.A., Italy, and
distributed in Canada exclusively by Exactech, Inc.