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Table 5 Literature review of tantalum rod

From: Porous tantalum rod implantation is associated with low survival rates in patients with type C2 osteonecrosis of the femoral head but has no effect on the clinical outcome of conversion total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective study with an average 8-year follow-up

  Hips Design Patient selection (hips) Follow-up (Mons) Survivorship End point
Tsao et al. (2005) [24] 94 Prospective Steinberg I (1) II(93) 48 72.5% at 48mons THA
Veilette et al. (2006) [23] 58 Retropective Steinberg I (1) II(49) III (8) (1)II(93)StageI(1)II(49)l(8) 24 68.1% at 48mons THA
Nadeau et al. (2007) [13] 18 Prospective Steinberg III (3) IV(15) 23.2 42.5% at 48mons THA
Varitimidis et al. (2009) [16] 26 Prospective Steinberg I (9) II(7) III (10) 38 70% at 6 years THA
Liu et al. (2010) [25] 49 Prospective Steinberg I (21) II (26) IIIA(2) 15.2 83.7% THA
Floerkemeier et al. (2011) [22] 23 Retropective ARCO I II 529(days) 44% THA
Liu et a al. (2013) [26] 94 Prospective Steinberg I (27) II (49) III(18) 37.3 I 88.9% II 79.6%
III 55.6%
THA
Ma et al. (2016) [27] 104 Retrospective ARCO II(42) III(62) 42 52.9% THA
Hu et al. (2018) [28] 29 Prospective ARCO I (5) II(24) 5.4 (year) 93.1% THA
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