Impermeable protective cover for a joint

Publication Date

July 5, 1994

Patent Number



Antimicrobial metal-based compositions, which are photostable, non-staining, and which are easily absorbed into lipophilic matrices, contain silver cations, complexed by acyclic polyether polymers through the formation of a \"host-guest relationship\" where the acyclic polyether is the \"host\" and the silver cation is the \"guest,\" wherein stabilization of this \"host-guest relationship\" is accomplished through the use of excess halide anions. The compositions are useful for topical treatment of infections caused by bacteria, fungus and viruses in humans and animals and for treating medical devices and adhesives to impart infection-resistance.

Impermeable protective cover for a joint