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Current Drug Delivery
ISSN (Print): 1567-2018
ISSN (Online): 1875-5704
Epub Full Text Article
DOI: 10.2174/1567201811666140414120002      Price:  $95

Antibiotic Releasing Biodegradable Scaffolds for Osteomyelitis

Author(s): Manitha Nair and Amit Krishnan
Osteomyelitis is characterized by progressive inflammatory bone degeneration. In the management of chronic osteomyelitis, it is necessary to remove the infected bone tissue followed by implantation of an antibiotic releasing biomaterial that can release antibiotic locally for long periods of time. The main carrier used in clinics for this application is polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) (Eg. Septopal beads). However, major drawback is the need of an additional surgery to remove the beads after therapy, as PMMA is not biodegradable. This necessitates the requirement of biodegradable carrier systems that can release antibiotics and simultaneously support debrided bone formation. This review summarizes biodegradable carrier systems that have been reported for the localised treatment and prophylaxis of osteomyelitis
Bacterial internalization, Biodegradable scaffolds, Osteomyelitis, Staphylococcus aureus
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Cochin, Kerala 682041, India