“Deep bone infections, from whatever source, are a serious problem; keeping anything from touching or contacting the threads of a screw is very important. Our aim is to provide the surgeon with technically advanced implants that are easy to handle and can be implanted using improved aseptic technique.”
CEO Anand Agarwal, M.D.
Most patients are immunocompromised, and therefore more susceptible to infections.
Exposure to local vancomycin and betadine irrigation of implant-bone interface is impossible post implantation.
Bioavailability of systemic vancomycin at implant-bone interface is low to none, due to delay in host site integration.
Latest evidences have shown occurrence of occult infection, which manifests as hardware loosening or dislodgement, thus requiring a revision surgery.
From the patient’s own flora when transferred to the gloves, working surfaces and then to the implants. The quality of air is not pristine; studies have shown bacterial growth inside the sterile field with increase in exposure time.
The following image shows live O.R cultures from pedicle screws: