High-viscosity, antibiotic-loaded, reliable performance and easy handling.
Zimmer Biomet has decades of experience in bone cement.
Refobacin® Bone Cement R offers a high viscosity, antibiotic-loaded bone cement, radiopaque and with easy handling.
High Viscosity Bone Cement
- High viscosity bone cements, such as Refobacin® Bone Cement R, has a short waiting phase and a longer working phase, thereby giving more time for application.1
- Zimmer Biomet’s bone cements follow the standard specifications in all respects for material used, formulation and manufacturing methods. Bone cements from Zimmer Biomet show reliable performance based on international laboratory standard testing.2,3*
Antibiotic-loaded - Broad Antibacterial Spectrum
- Refobacin Bone Cement R includes gentamicin which has proven to be the antibiotic of choice for bone cement due to its broad antibacterial coverage.1
- Refobacin Bone Cement R includes 0.5 g active gentamicin and provides high local concentrations of gentamicin over several days.4
- Refobacin Bone Cement R can be mixed both by hand and in a vacuum mixing system. However, Modern Cementing Technique recommends using a vacuum mixing system for mixing and delivery of bone cement. This makes standardized handling easy and helps achieve a reproducible, homogeneous bone cement of the highest quality.5,6
- Refobacin Bone Cement R contains chlorophyll and the green coloring improves visualization to surrounding tissue. This cement also provides excellent visualization under post-op x-ray.
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Modern Cementing Technique (MCT) for long term implant survival.7-9
The objective is to improve mechanical interlock and establish durable interfaces, both between implant-cement and cement-bone.
Untapped Value of Cement for Implant Success, Robert Tait, MD
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- Kühn K-D. Bone Cements, Up-to-Date Comparison of Physical and Chemical Properties of Commercial Materials. p:17, 258. Springer Verlag: Berlin, 2000
- Internal Verification Report, Mechanical Testing, CD0261, Jun 2017.*
- ISO 5833, Implants for Surgery – Acrylic Resin Cements (2002).
- Internal Validation Report, Refobacin® Bone Cement R, Gentamicin Elution, BCDE60170186. Aug. 1, 2017.*
- Dunne N-J, et al. Influence of the mixing techniques on the physical properties of acrylic bone cement. Biomaterials. 22: 1819-1826, 2001.*
- Wilkinson J.M., et al. Effect of mixing techniques on the Properties of Acrylic Bone-Cement. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 15:663-667, 2000.*
- Malchau, H., et al. Prognosis of Total Hip Replacement. The National Hip Arthroplasty Register. 9-11, 1996.
- Malchau, H., et al. The Swedish Total Hip Replacement Register. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 84A: 2-20, 2002.
- Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register. Annual Report 1998.
*Laboratory testing is not necessarily indicative of clinical performance
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