Activation of human leukocytes on tantalum trabecular metal in comparison to commonly used orthopedic metal implant materials.

Abstract

We analyzed leukocyte functions and cytokine response of human leukocytes toward porous tantalum foam biomaterial (Trabecular Metaltrade mark, TM) in comparison to equally sized solid orthopedic metal implant materials (pure titanium, titanium alloy, stainless steel, pure tantalum, and tantalum coated stainless steel). Isolated peripheral blood mononuclear… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.31850

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