Brett Levine et al.
The journal of knee surgery, 20(3), 185-194 (2007-08-02)
Porous tantalum represents an alternative metal for primary and revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with several unique properties. Tantalum is a transition metal, which in its bulk form has shown excellent biocompatibility and is safe to use in vivo as...
Nilesh Patil et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 89(1), 242-251 (2008-10-08)
Conventional porous-coated joint prostheses used in hip and knee reconstruction have demonstrated good clinical results, however, these implants possess some inherent shortcomings such as low volumetric porosity, suboptimal frictional characteristics, and higher modulus of elasticity relative to that of bone....
American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 31(4), 216-217 (2002-05-15)
Conventional materials used for orthopedic reconstruction implants limit the design of new and improved implants. Solid metal is rigid. Porous fixation surfaces have low volumetric porosity available for biologic ingrowth and low frictional characteristics for initial implant stability and have...
Paul S Issack
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 95(21), 1981-1987 (2013-11-08)
➤ Over the past decade, porous tantalum has emerged as a powerful tool for reconstruction of the failed acetabular component.➤ The increased porosity, high coefficient of friction, and favorable elastic modulus of porous tantalum compared with traditional titanium mesh or...
[Tantalum dust as a contrast substance for laryngography and bronchography (a review of the literature)].
R M Rabinovich
Vestnik rentgenologii i radiologii, (1)(1), 77-79 (1981-01-01)