publication . Article . Other literature type . 1976

Biocompatibility of nitinol alloy as an implant material.

Castleman, L. S.; Motzkin, S. M.; Alicandri, F. P.; Bonawit, V. L.; Johnson, A. A.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 1976 Journal: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, volume 10, pages 695-731 (issn: 0021-9304, eissn: 1097-4636, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
The biocompatibility of nitinol alloy as a potential implant material was investigated through in vivo studies on beagles. A high-purity alloy was fabricated into prototype bone plates and implanted into the femurs of beagles. Commercial cobalt–chromium (CoCr) alloy bone plates served as reference controls, and additional control data were obtained from beagles subjected to “sham” operations. The bone plates were removed from the animals and examined after exposures of 3, 6, 12, and 17 months. There was no evidence of either localized or of general corrosion on the surfaces of the bone plates and screws. Gross clinical, radiological, and morphological observatio...
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Medical Subject Headings: technology, industry, and agriculture
free text keywords: Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Bone plates, Metallic contamination, Biocompatibility, Materials science, Implant, Alloy, engineering.material, engineering, Biomaterial, Analysis data, Chromium contamination
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1976

Biocompatibility of nitinol alloy as an implant material.

Castleman, L. S.; Motzkin, S. M.; Alicandri, F. P.; Bonawit, V. L.; Johnson, A. A.;