Bacteriophage Therapy

In orthopedics, many patients undergoing surgery suffer from complications resulting from implant-associated infections. In these circumstances, secondary surgery is usually required, and chronic and/or relapsing disease may ensue.

On the other hand, Antibiotic resistance is a significant problem associated with orthopedic implant infections. Infect, Antibiotic resistance represents a threat to human health.

Recent evidence shows that bacteriophage (phages; viruses that infect bacteria) therapy may represent a viable and successful solution. Bacteriophages, or phages’, are naturally occurring viruses infecting and feeding on bacteria. They do not harm any organisms other than bacteria.

Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that infect bacteria. Phage replication within an infected bacterium will kill the host by lysis, which releases the newly formed phage particles. As such, phages are potentially potent antibacterial agents, especially against multidrug-resistant infections.

Bacteriophage therapy has a wide range of applications in the field of orthopedics:

  • Treatment of implant-related infections
  • Treatment of diabetic foot wounds
  • Treatment of osteomyelitis (bone inflammation).

Our patients at Turan Turan can rest assured that our specialist surgeons are prepared to fight and treat infections, even though they have a safe operation, and the probability of infection is very low.

In many of our clinical practices, bacteriophage therapy has been successful against progressive infections that do not heal despite prolonged severe antibiotic therapy.