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The Rationale of a Porous Tantalum Implant in the Treatment of Early Stages of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

  • R. Civinini
  • M. Scarchini
  • M. Villano
  • M. I. Gusso

Abstract

The natural history of symptomatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a relentless progression to collapse and eventually incongruity of the joint. Several forms of intervention have been advocated for the treatment of the early stages of avascular necrosis of the femoral head [1–6].

Keywords

Femoral Head Avascular Necrosis Demineralized Bone Matrix Core Decompression Trabecular Metal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Civinini
    • 1
  • M. Scarchini
    • 1
  • M. Villano
    • 1
  • M. I. Gusso
    • 1
  1. 1.II Orthopaedic Clinic of the University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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