Tantalum Cones in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

Eric G. Kim, Nirav K. Patel, Morad Chughtai, Randa D.K. Elmallah, Ronald E. Delanois, Steven F. Harwin, Michael A. Mont

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The best strategy to address large bony defects in revision total knee arthroplasty has yet to be determined. The relatively recent development of porous tantalum cones and their use to address massive bone loss in knee arthroplasty has shown promising short- and intermediate-term results. The purpose of this review is to present the current literature on: (1) basic science of porous tantalum, (2) classification and treatment for bone loss, (3) clinical results, and (4) evolution of newer generation cones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-626
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Knee Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • bone defects
  • cones
  • revision
  • total knee arthroplasty


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