“Smart” Coating May Help Prevent Implant Infections

By Koren Wetmore |

It’s a decision no one should have to make: Stop chemotherapy so a child’s immune system can fight an implant infection and risk a cancer’s spread, or continue chemo knowing the infection could take the child’s life?

Yet up to 30% of patients who receive orthopaedic implants as part of their cancer treatment will face that scenario…


Published in Motions | Newsletter of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children