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    Corrosion of Surgical Implant Alloys: A Few Basic Ideas

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    The corrosion processes occurring on surgically implanted alloys are reviewed. Crevice corrosion and other forms of attack observed on surgical implants are described. The theory, techniques and results of linear polarization corrosion rate measurements are discussed.


    implant materials, biological degradation, fatigue (materials), corrosion, corrosion tests, corrosion reactions, implants, passive, surgical implants, polarization, linear polarization, in vivo, tests, stainless steels

    Author Information:

    Greene, ND
    Professor of Metallurgy, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

    Committee/Subcommittee: F04.19

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33238S