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BACKGROUND Conversion of hip arthrodesis to a THA reportedly provides a reasonable solution, improving function, reducing back and knee pain, and slowing degeneration of neighboring joints associated with a hip fusion. Patients generally are satisfied with conversion despite the fact that range of mobility, muscle strength, leg-length discrepancy (LLD),(More)
Efficacy of osteointegration of tantalum porous systems has been demonstrated through animal experimentation. However, there is a lack of studies that evaluate osteointegration of implants retrieved after a period of implantation in humans. For this study, eight rod implants used for the treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head were retrieved(More)
BACKGROUND Porous tantalum is reportedly a good substitute for structural bone graft in several applications. So far, its use has not been reported in tibial tuberosity anteriorization (TTA) for treatment of isolated degenerative chondral lesions of the patellofemoral joint. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether the use of this material would produce(More)
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