Ortho Institute: “Smart” Implant Coatings

Ortho Institute: “Smart” Implant Coatings

“Smart” Coating May Help Prevent Implant Infections

It’s a decision no one should have to make: Stop chemotherapy so a child’s immune system can fight an implant infection and risk a cancer’s spread, or continue chemo knowing the infection could take the child’s life?

Yet up to 30% of patients who receive orthopaedic implants as part of their cancer treatment will face that scenario.

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Published in Motions, newsletter of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children