Primary human osteoblasts grow into porous tantalum and maintain an osteoblastic phenotype.

@article{Welldon2008PrimaryHO,
  title={Primary human osteoblasts grow into porous tantalum and maintain an osteoblastic phenotype.},
  author={Katie J Welldon and Gerald James Atkins and Donald W. Howie and David M. Findlay},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={691-701}
}
Porous tantalum (Ta) has found application in orthopedics, although the interaction of human osteoblasts (HOB) with this material has not been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction of primary HOB with porous tantalum, using 5-mm thick discs of porous tantalum. Comparison was made with discs of solid tantalum and tissue culture plastic. Confocal microscopy was used to investigate the attachment and growth of cells on porous Ta, and showed that HOB attached… CONTINUE READING
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