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Corrosion: Environments and Industries

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-184-9
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Corrosion Effects on the Biocompatibility of Metallic Materials and Implants

By
Kenneth R. St. John
Kenneth R. St. John
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
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Published:
2006
Page range:
820 - 825
Publication history
October 16, 2006

Abstract

In the field of medical device development and testing, the corrosion of metallic parts can lead to significant adverse effects on the biocompatibility of the device. This article describes the mechanisms of metal and alloy biocompatibility. It reviews the response of implant metals and particulate materials to corrosion. The effect of metal ions from an implanted device on the human body is also discussed. The article concludes with information on the possible cancer-causing effects of metallic biomaterials.

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Kenneth R. St. John, 2006. "Corrosion Effects on the Biocompatibility of Metallic Materials and Implants", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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