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ePTFE and Antibiotic Infusion

February 4, 2015

ePTFE and Antibiotic Infusion

Dr. Costa describes his process for infusing the PureForm implant with an antibiotic (gentamicin) by using a syringe to place the implant under vacuum within an antibiotic solution.

Before the antibiotic infusion, the PureForm implant floats in the solution.

Fold the implant along the center seam and place it in a syringe.

Fill the syringe with the antibiotic solution and place the solution under vacuum.

Draw air out of the PureForm implant, replacing it with antibiotic solution by repeatedly shocking and then placing the implant under vacuum.

The implant is ready when it sinks in the antibiotic solution.

Watch the full video of Dr. Costa implanting a PureForm Chin below.

I actually believe that it (the implant) becomes a reservoir for antibiotic over an extended period of time.
– Dr. Louis Costa

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