|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||MS&T'11 Poster Session
||006 Corrosion Susceptibility of Magnesium Based Biodegradable Alloys in Simulated Physiological Solutions
||Puneet Gill, Norman Munroe, Amit Datye
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Metallic materials continue to play an essential role as biomaterials to assist with the repair/replacement of various diseased or damaged parts of the anatomy. Currently approved and commonly used metallic biomaterials have been found to have adverse effects leading in some cases to mechanical failure and rejection of the implant. Moreover, the physical or chemical nature of the degradation products of some implants may initiate adverse foreign body reaction in the tissue. Some metallic implants remain as permanent fixtures, whereas others such as plates, screws and pins used to secure serious fractures are removed by a second surgical procedure after the tissue has healed sufficiently. However, repeat surgical procedures increase the cost of health care and the possibility of patient morbidity. In this investigation, magnesium based biomaterials are studied for its degradation rate, mechanical and biocompatibility properties.