Tiny antibiotic beads fight infections after joint replacement

Ordinarily, people who are receiving new joints (such as hip implants) are placed on intravenous antibiotics before and after the operation. There might be a better method of reducing the chances of infection, however. A Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeon has created time-release antibiotic beads that are implanted with the joint... Continue Reading Tiny beads may prevent post-joint-replacement infections Category: Medical Tags: Antibiotic Houston Methodist Research Institute Implant Infections Joints Related Articles: Loading cancer vaccines into silicon microparticles could stop tumors in their tracks Magnetic nanoparticles quickly bust blood clots to promise improved stroke prevention Silicon nanoneedles could lead to "super bandages" that help blood vessels grow and reprogram cells Inexpensi

Tiny antibiotic beads fight infections after joint replacement

More than 1 million people undergo total joint replacements each year, and nearly 10,000 will develop infections. To reduce this infection risk, a Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeon created ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

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Tiny beads may prevent post-joint-replacement infections

Ordinarily, people who are receiving new joints (such as hip implants) are placed on intravenous antibiotics before and after the operation. There might be a better method of reducing ...

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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