implant infections and antibiotic-impregnated silicone rubber coating.
Methods for coating silicone rubber are described The encapsulated implant, the outer silicone rubber, is soaked with a mixture of chlorhexin sulfate and Digan alcohol. This coating provides sterilization activity for several days in a liquid film around this implant. When used to coat our implants, it is believed that the retrospective rate of implant infections that have been introduced at the time of surgery has been reduced to 0. 7% (coated) Than 10. 0% (uncoated) Significant difference in height (p less than 0. 001). There is no indication of any benefit to antibiotic prevention during systemic perioperative periods.