A simple acoustic technique to assess the setting time of antibiotic loaded calcium sulphate

Cooper, J.J., M.J. Brayford, and P.A. Laycock. Presented at eCM XII: Implant Infection, 22nd - 24th June, 2011, Congress Center, Davos, Switzerland
Products: STIMULAN®
Purpose
Calcium sulfate hemi-hydrate when mixed with water results in the formation of a solid precipitated calcium sulfate dihydrate. Many factors affect the timing of this reaction, hence the need to quantify set times. This work developed a new simple acoustic technique to measure the setting times of a calcium sulfate bone cement loaded with different antibiotic mixes.  
Results
A new simple acoustic test has been developed and used to assess the effect of different antibiotic additions on the setting time of a ‘rapid cure’ calcium sulfate bone cement (STIMULAN). This technique gives ‘absolute’, reproducible and consistent results and can be used with very small quantities of cement.   Read the poster here MA0081R6
Evidence

Listed below are 4 of the most relevant articles for this piece of evidence but there is much more unrivalled evidence to explore on our Evidence page.

Explore evidence