Eurocer 200+

Eurocer 200+ is a solid synthetic bone substitute able to withstand up to 10 MPa compression.

It is supplied as ready-to-use ceramic blocks in multiple shapes for various indications.

Its porosity (150 to 250 micron pores) and chemical composition (65% HA and 35% TCP) allow for osseointegration and subsequent gradual resorption of the bone substitute.

Concept

Eurocer 200+ is a porous ceramic structure that can only be used in areas subjected to less than 10 MPa compression.

Eurocer 200+ is a synthetic product made from calcium phosphates: hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate.

Indications

ORTHOPAEDICS:
– opening wedge osteotomy
– acetabular reconstruction (in combination with EUROCER 400)
– fusion (in combination with EUROCER 400)
– reconstruction during revision for loosened implants
– filling of bone tunnels during ligament reconstruction
– bone defects due to benign tumours and trauma

REVISION HIP ARTHROPLASTY – ACETABULAR RECONSTRUCTION

TRAUMA:
– compression fractures that require mechanical support

SPINE:
– vertebral fusion

Features

– 65% HA and 35% TCP
– Its porous structure (60% total porosity; partially interconnected; 150 to 300 μm diameter pores) allows for osseointegration and gradual resorption

PACKAGING

Truncated wedges:
– Wedge 35 x 15 x 08 – 08°
– Wedge 35 x 15 x 10 – 10°
– Wedge 35 x 15 x 12 – 12°
– Wedge 35 x 15 x 14 – 14°

Cubes:
– Cube 25 x 25 x 25

Sticks:
– Stick 10 x 10 x 40

Cylinders:
– Cylinder dia. 10 L 40

Publications

  1. Schwartz, C. and M. Vautrin, Phosphocalcium ceramics are efficient in the management of severe acetabular loss in revision hip arthroplasties. A 22 cases long-term follow-up study. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol, 2014.
  2. Sirbu, P.D., et al., Clinical Experience with a Macroporous Synthetic Bone Substitute (Eurocer®) in the Treatment of the Patients with Bone Defects, in International Conference on Advancements of Medicine and Health Care through Technology, S. Vlad and R. Ciupa, Editors. 2011, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 358-363.
  3. Schwartz, C. and R. Bordei, Biphasic phospho-calcium ceramics used as bone substitutes are efficient in the management of severe acetabular bone loss in revision total hip arthroplasties. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 2005. 15(3): p. 191- 196.
  4. Schwartz, C., et al., Bone substitutes. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 1999. 9(3): p. 161-165.
  5. Schwartz, C., The use of synthetic bone substitutes: current status and future perspectives. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 1999. 9(3): p. 157-160.
  6. Cuny, C., et al., Eurocer® in the filling of bone defects, especially in addition osteotomies of the knee: a preliminary study. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 1999. 9(3): p. 175-177.
  7. Schwartz, C., et al., Biphasic synthetic bone substitute use in orthopaedic and trauma surgery: clinical, radiological and histological results. J Mater Sci Mater Med, 1999. 10(12): p. 821-5.