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Abstract

This article highlights corrosion resistance and ion release from main transition metallic bearings that are used as medical devices. It discusses the main issues associated with the in vivo presence of ions and their biocompatibility during the exposure of patients to different aspects of ion toxicity. These include ion concentration and accumulation in organisms, reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress, and carcinogenicity stimulated by the corrosion process and toxic ions release.

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Cathy Tkaczyk, Maryam Tabrizian, 2012. "Biocompatibility, Metals Ions, and Corrosion Products", Materials for Medical Devices, Roger J. Narayan

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