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Med Device Technol. 2006 Apr;17(3):9-10.

New interests in magnesium.

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University of Liverpool. dfw.ce@liverpool.ac.uk

Abstract

After decades of developing strategies to minimise the corrosion of metallic biomaterials, there is now increasing interest in using an intentionally corrodible alloy in a number of critical medical device applications. This article examines the rationale for using magnesium alloys in cardiovascular and orthopaedic devices.

PMID:
16736656
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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