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ASM Handbook

Materials for Medical Devices

Edited by
Roger J. Narayan
Roger J. Narayan
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ASM International
Volume
23
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-198-6
Publication date:
2012
Book Chapter

Biocompatibility of Metallic Materials for Medical Devices—The Effects of Corrosion and Corrosion Products

By
Kenneth R. St. John
Kenneth R. St. John
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
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Published:
2012
Page range:
73 - 78
Publication history
June 19, 2012

Abstract

This article discusses the mechanisms of metal and alloy biocompatibility. It provides information on early testing and experience with metals in medical device applications. The article describes the response to severe corrosion of implant and particulate materials. It provides a description of metal binding and its effects on metabolic processes. The hypersensitive responses to metal ions are also reviewed. The article concludes with a discussion on possible cancer-causing effects of metallic biomaterials.

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Kenneth R. St. John, 2012. "Biocompatibility of Metallic Materials for Medical Devices—The Effects of Corrosion and Corrosion Products", Materials for Medical Devices, Roger J. Narayan

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