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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

Introduction to Medical Implant Materials

By
Don Gibbons
Don Gibbons
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Published:
2012
Page range:
3 - 5
Publication history
June 19, 2012

Abstract

This article provides a summary of biocompatibility or biological response of metals, ceramics, and polymers used in medical implant, along with their clinical issues. The polymers include ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene, nonresorbable polymer, and resorbable polymers.

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Don Gibbons, 2012. "Introduction to Medical Implant Materials", Materials for Medical Devices, Roger J. Narayan

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