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2019 Sep

Ann Transl Med



Outcome after a new porous tantalum rod implantation for treatment of early-stage femoral head osteonecrosis.


Huang W, Gong X, Sandiford S, He X, Li F, Li Y, Liu Z, Qin L, Yang J, Zhu S, Wang J, Tu X, Ye L, Hu N
Ann Transl Med. 2019 Sep; 7(18):441.
PMID: 31700877.


Tantalum rods have been used in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) for several years, while Zimmer trabecular metal implants have been proposed as the best choice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a new porous tantalum rod on the treatment of early ONFH.