Bone infections are an orthopaedic challenge, especially now antibiotic resistance is on the rise. This dissertation aims to improve treatment options and outcomes. We examined bioactive glass, a new biomaterial with the potential of combating infections in a very specific way. This approach is different from standard antibiotic regimens. Bioactive glass does not only have antibacterial properties, but is also highly suitable to serve as a bone void filler. This material was introduced in Maastricht in 2011. Today, it is used frequently to deal with this problem. This dissertation describes the clinical use, biomechanical features, cost-effectiveness and implementation in low-wage countries, which is accompanied by a number of specific problems.
|Award date||1 Jun 2018|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- bone infections
- antibiotic resistance
- bioactive glass
- antibacterial properties