Direct tendon attachment and healing to porous tantalum: an experimental animal study.

@article{Reach2007DirectTA,
  title={Direct tendon attachment and healing to porous tantalum: an experimental animal study.},
  author={John S. Reach and Ian D. Dickey and Mark E. Zobitz and Julie E. Adams and Sean P. Scully and David G. Lewallen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          1000-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The ability to directly attach soft-tissue to metal would have broad clinical application. Previous attempts to obtain normal tendon-to-bone attachment strength have been unsuccessful. In the present study, we hypothesized that when the initial interface mechanical environment is carefully controlled, a highly porous form of tantalum metal would allow the ingrowth of tendon tissue with clinically relevant tendon-to-implant fixation strength approaching that of an intact tendon-to… CONTINUE READING

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