Antibiotic beads

Implanted antibiotic beads are a form of microbiological treatment inserted during orthopaedic procedures to aid with the treatment of chronic infection. They are also used as a local treatment for osteomyelitis.

The beads are radiopaque, thus lending themselves to visualisation on all imaging modalities.

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  • antibiotic impregnated beads

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