Segmental Anti-Bacterial Implant Heating
Removal of the biofilm greatly reduces the risk of recurrent infections. This novel device , an innovation from Prof. Dr Nelissen and Dr. B. Pijls from the University Medical Center in Leiden The Netherlands, heats implants by induction, removing the biofilm and bacterial colonies on the implant. The heat reaches areas where antibiotics and irrigation cannot. The device will be small and handheld in order to ensure optimum handling within surgery. The heating coils will be sterile and disposable. Heating will be done during the first irrigation and takes only 1.5 minutes per segment.