Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018, Page: 146-153
Accessible Agent-Fatty Acid Coatings of Titanium Prostheses for Local Prevention and Treatment of Anti-Microbial Infections
Klemens Vertesich, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Thomas Mayrhofer, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Reinhard Windhager, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Klaus-Dieter Kühn, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Received: Aug. 9, 2018;       Accepted: Aug. 23, 2018;       Published: Nov. 7, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20180606.11      View  130      Downloads  9
Prosthetic joint infection represents a major issue in arthroplasty. Local anti-infective treatment is not established in cementless prosthetic surgery. The aim of this study was to perform simulate a perioperative application of agent-fatty acid complexes on surfaces of primary and revision prosthetic material. Further, it was aimed to investigate the efficacy of these coatings by in vitro microbiological tests. Coating of cemetless titanium prostheses with gentamicin-palmitate and octenidine-laurate was performed by using a spray gun system. Coating with vancomycin eluted in trilaurin was performed by dipping of the prostheses in the solution. The prostheses were incubated in phosphate buffered saline for 7 days. Microbiological testing was performed with inhibition areolae testing for S. aureus, S. epidermidis, MRSA and C. albicans. Coating of prosthetic material was reliable and reproducible with two different techniques, dipping and spraying. The surface-concentrations of agents have reached 195μg/cm2 for gentamicin, 460μg/cm2 for octenidine and 323μg/cm2 for vancomycin. Agents inhibited S. epidermidis and S. aureus growth for seven days, C. albicans for three days and MRSA for two days. Agent-fatty acid coatings used in this study represent a biodegradable layer with good biocompatibility and comparable anti-infective efficacy as in cemented surgery due to the use of established agents, even if low concentrations are used. Modular and individual anti-infective coating was reproducibly and reliably performed by dipping coating, which may represent a potential perioperative coating approach.
Anti-Infective Coating, Biodegradable Coating, Prosthetic Joint Infection, Gentamicin, Vancomycin, Octenidine
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Klemens Vertesich, Thomas Mayrhofer, Reinhard Windhager, Klaus-Dieter Kühn, Accessible Agent-Fatty Acid Coatings of Titanium Prostheses for Local Prevention and Treatment of Anti-Microbial Infections, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2018, pp. 146-153. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20180606.11
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