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An overview of implant materials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2038938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Materials used for implant manufacture may play an important role in implant fixation. The choice of a material influences rigidity, corrosion characteristics, biocompatibility and tissue receptivity. The surface morphology of the implant affects its stability within the skeleton or within the surrounding cement mantle. This paper summarizes materials used in orthopedic implants, including metals and metal alloys, polymers and ceramics.
Authors:
J P Simon; G Fabry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-03     Completed Date:  1991-07-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biocompatible Materials
Ceramics
Corrosion
Humans
Metals
Orthopedics*
Polymers
Porosity
Prostheses and Implants*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Ceramics; 0/Metals; 0/Polymers

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