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New Joint Implant Coating Prevents Bacterial Infections

Artificial joints often develop bacterial infections after implantation. ¬†Antibiotic-enriched bone cement is applied to the infected joint and then re-inserted after several weeks. Bone cement, however, is limited in its ability to kill infections.   Fighting Bacterial Infections In Implants Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital¬†used vancomycin, a polyethylene polymer antibiotic. This antibiotic lasts longer than…

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