Researchers in Spain have developed a new type of antibiotic cement that could help to treat bone infections. The cement is made from a combination of antibiotics and calcium phosphate, which is known to promote bone healing.
The researchers say that the cement could be used to treat infections that are difficult to treat with conventional antibiotics, such as those that involve drug-resistant bacteria. They are now working on a clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of the cement in humans.
If the clinical trial is successful, the cement could provide a valuable new treatment option for patients with bone infections.
Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons . New Antibiotic Cement May Help Treat Bone Infections . retrieved on March 28th, 2019 from https://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/mar19/research2/research2.asp
A novel antibiotic cement has been developed by researchers to treat bone infections. The cement, which is impregnated with an antibiotic, is inserted into the bone cavity and releases the antibiotic over a period of time. The released antibiotic then diffuses into the surrounding bone tissue and kills the bacteria. The cement is biocompatible and resorbs over time, leaving behind healthy bone tissue. The cement has been shown to be effective in treating bacterial infections in animal models and is currently being tested in humans.
The development of this antibiotic cement represents a new strategy for the treatment of bone infections. The current standard of care for these infections involves the use of systemic antibiotics, which can have side effects and may not be effective in treating the infection. The use of this cement provides a local release of the antibiotic, which is more targeted and may be more effective in treating the infection. In addition, the cement is biocompatible and resorbs over time, which reduces the risk of long-term side effects. This novel cement has the potential to improve the treatment of bone infections and reduce the burden of these infections on patients and the healthcare system.