International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2022, Volume 8 Issue 1

Are stimulan beads effective enough in managing chronic long-standing infections of bones?

Author(s): Dr. Pratik Vala and Dr. Zulfikar M Patel
Abstract: A long-standing infection of bone is called chronic osteomyelitis which is a very debilitating condition for the patient. Management of which requires involvement from many medical specialities including orthopaedics, plastic surgery, microbiology, etc. However surgical debridement remains the most important mode of treatment, administration of proper anti-microbial therapy has utmost importance for success of treatment. IV antibiotics have their own share of problems i.e., long hospital stay, Antibiotic’s side effects, IV cannula related infection, thrombophlebitis, etc. Most times surgical debridement creates dead space which in itself a problem to address. Stimulan works as an antibiotic carrier made up of calcium sulphate which is absorbable helps in battling issues like dead space & local antibiotic delivery. Here we aim to study effect of Stimulan in management of chronic long-standing infections of bones. Here we conducted retrospective study on 24 patients operated with Stimulan beads at Civil Hospital Ahmedabad in last 2 years with minimum follow up period of 1 year. This study aims to establish or nullify efficacy of Stimulan bio-absorbable beads in patients operated for chronic osteomyelitis.
Pages: 123-126  |  16 Views  2 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Pratik Vala, Dr. Zulfikar M Patel. Are stimulan beads effective enough in managing chronic long-standing infections of bones?. Int J Orthop Sci 2022;8(1):123-126. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2022.v8.i1b.2998
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences