Local Gentamicin Application to Reduce Postoperative Infection Rate

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 1, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 16, 2013
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Oslo University Hospital

January 25, 2011
February 1, 2011
August 16, 2013
January 2011
July 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Number of patients with postoperatively infection after hemiarthroplasty to evaluate locally administered collagen-gentamicin peroperatively [ Time Frame: Within 4 weeks after prosthetic surgery ]
A randomized multicentre trial
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Local Gentamicin Application to Reduce Postoperative Infection Rate
Local Gentamicin Application to Reduce Postoperative Infection Rate in Hemiarthroplasty After Fracture of the Proximal Femur: a Randomized Controlled Trial
The majority of elderly patients with a displaced fracture of the proximal femur are now treated with a hemiarthroplasty. Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication, and the infection rate is high in this group of elderly patients. Local application of gentamicin produces high antibiotic concentrations in the wound. The aim of this study is to determine whether locally administered collagen-gentamicin in the joint perioperatively in addition to routine IV prophylaxis with beta-lactam antibiotics can reduce the early postoperative infection rate (< 4 weeks postoperative)after hemiarthroplasty in proximal femoral fractures.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Surgical Wound Infection
Device: Collagen-gentamicin sponge
A 10 by 10 cm sponge consisting of 280 mg collagen and 130 mg gentamicin.Two sponges are inserted during hemiarthroplasty surgery, one in the joint and one underneath the fascia at the time of surgical closure.
Other Names:
  • Gentamicin-collagen sponge
  • Infection prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery
  • Active Comparator: Collagen-gentamicin sponges
    Two sponges of collagen-gentamicin will be inserted into the hip immediately before closure of the wound. Each sponge (10 by 10 cm) contains 280 mg of collagen and 130 mg of gentamicin.
    Intervention: Device: Collagen-gentamicin sponge
  • No Intervention: No intervention
Westberg M, Frihagen F, Brun OC, Figved W, Grøgaard B, Valland H, Wangen H, Snorrason F. Effectiveness of gentamicin-containing collagen sponges for prevention of surgical site infection after hip arthroplasty: a multicenter randomized trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 15;60(12):1752-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ162. Epub 2015 Mar 3.

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August 2013
July 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of proximal femoral fracture
  • Must be planned operated with a prosthesis of the hip

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy to gentamicin
  • Ongoing treatment with aminoglycosides
  • Reduced renal function
  • Pregnancy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Older Adult
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Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital
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Study Director: Finnur Snorrason, Ph.D
Oslo University Hospital
August 2013

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