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Table 4 Characteristics of six patients with osteolysis in the tantalum rod group

From: Total hip arthroplasty following failure of tantalum rod implantation for osteonecrosis of the femoral head with 5- to 10-year follow-up

Case Gender Age (years) prosthesis Femoral head (mm) Tantalum debris Follow-up (years) Osteolytic or radiolucency zones HHS (points)
1 Male 46 CoC 28 Proximal, middle and distal 6 1,7 93
2 Female 51 CoP 28 Proximal, middle and distal 8 1,7 92
3 Male 57 CoP 32 Proximal, middle and distal 9 1, 2 and 7 93
4 Male 52 CoC 32 Proximal, middle and distal 6 1,7 90
5 Male 48 CoC 28 Proximal 8 1,7 95
6 Female 50 CoC 28 Proximal, middle and distal 6 1,7 91
  1. CoC ceramic-on- ceramic, CoP ceramic-on-polymer, HHS Harris Hip Score