The REMEDY Shoulder Spacer is part of the treatment foreseen in a two-stage procedure performed in the event of permanent prosthesis infection. The REMEDY Shoulder Spacer implant is intended for temporary use only (180 days or less). It allows basic joint mobility and releases antibiotics 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 Shoulder Spacer and replace it with a permanent shoulder joint implant.
Each REMEDY Shoulder Head can be combined with each REMEDY Shoulder Stem. REMEDY Shoulder Stems are provided in 3 sizes with varying diameter and lengths.
Modularity is offered by selecting optional neck lengths (offset) and using a threaded connection featured on both implants. REMEDY Shoulder Heads include a monomer(MMA) vial that serves as an adhesive (which binds the head and stem) and “cover cap”. The liquid is sterilized by filtration.
REMEDY Shoulder Spacers:
- single-use medical devices/ethylene oxide sterile
- formed with bone cement (PMMA) and gentamicin