Antibiotic Addition to Cement – is it Beneficial?Tabutin J, D’Ollonne T, Cambas PM.
Antibiotic loaded acrylic cement (ALAC) is widely employed in primary as well as revision hip arthroplasties. There are prerequisites in relation to antibiotic choice and mixing techniques. The 2007 French Consensus Conference delivered recommendations for ALAC in primary arthroplasty. Decisions need to be more patient-specific in revision surgery.
Appropriate use of ALAC (and associated antibiotics) and awareness of alternative possibilities such as collagen or bone graft impregnated with antibiotics may guide future practice.