The REMEDY Knee Spacer is part of the treatment foreseen in a two-stage procedure performed in the event of permanent prosthesis infection. The REMEDY Knee Spacer implant is intended for temporary use only (180 days or less). It allows basic joint mobility and releases antibiotic into the joint area to protect the implant from bacterial colonization. A second surgery will be required at a later date to remove the REMEDY Knee Spacer and replace it with a permanent knee joint implant.
The REMEDY Knee Spacer consists of two individual implants (femoral and tibial) which, when joined, allow to better fit the anatomy of the patient. A REMEDY Tibial Wedge Component is also available in different sizes to enable the best possible patient solutions.
Each REMEDY Femoral Component (three sizes available) is matchable to each REMEDY Tibial Component (three sizes available). Each REMEDY Tibial Wedge (three sizes available) is matchable only with its corresponding Tibial Component.
REMEDY Knee Spacers:
- single-use medical devices/ethylene oxide sterile
- formed with bone cement (PMMA) and gentamicin