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Implant corrosion

Sajjad Jafari, R K Singh Raman, Chris H J Davies, Joelle Hofstetter, Peter J Uggowitzer, Jörg F Löffler
Magnesium (Mg) alloys have attracted great attention as potential materials for biodegradable implants. It is essential that an implant material possesses adequate resistance to cracking/fracture under the simultaneous actions of corrosion and mechanical stresses, i.e., stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and/or corrosion fatigue (CF). This study investigates the deformation behaviour of a newly developed high-strength low-alloy Mg alloy, MgZn1Ca0.3 (ZX10), processed at two different extrusion temperatures of 325 and 400°C (named E325 and E400, respectively), under slow strain tensile and cyclic tension-compression loadings in air and modified simulated body fluid (m-SBF)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Manuel Alberto Bortagaray, Claudio Arturo Antonio Ibañez, Maria Constanza Ibañez, Juan Carlos Ibañez
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Noble Bond(®) Argen(®) alloy was electrochemically suitable for the manufacturing of prosthetic superstructures over commercially pure titanium (c.p. Ti) implants. Also, the electrolytic corrosion effects over three types of materials used on prosthetic suprastructures that were coupled with titanium implants were analysed: Noble Bond(®) (Argen(®) ), Argelite 76sf +(®) (Argen(®) ), and commercially pure titanium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 15 samples were studied, consisting in 1 abutment and one c...
2016: Open Dentistry Journal
Cui Tan, Xiaoxu Zhang, Qing Li
Two major problems with magnesium (Mg) alloy biomaterials are the poor corrosion resistance and infection associated with implantation. In this study, a novel calcium phosphate (CaP)/tetracycline (TC) composite coating for Mg implants that can both improve the corrosion resistance of Mg and release a drug in a durable way is reported. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images showed that TC additives make the CaP coating more compact and uniform. Electrochemical tests indicated CaP/TC coatings can provide excellent corrosion protection for Mg alloy substrates...
October 8, 2016: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
M Golasik, M Herman, W Piekoszewski
Owing to the widespread use of titanium dioxide (TiO2) in various food, household and cosmetic products and in industry, the number of publications concerned with the potential toxic effects and health risks related to this substance in both bulk and nano form is steadily increasing. On the other hand, there is also a third form of titanium, ionic, which is produced by the biodegradation of Ti alloy implants. Thus, the growing population of implant recipients should raise concerns about the impact of soluble Ti on human health...
September 29, 2016: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
Peng Chen, Jiadi Sun, Ye Zhu, Xun Yu, Long Meng, Yang Li, Xiaoya Liu
Degrading Mg and its alloys are a category of implant materials for bone surgery, but rapid corrosion in physiological environment limits their clinical applications. To improve the corrosion resistance of Mg-based implants, a biodegradable composite polymer coating is deposited on an Mg rod in this work. The strategy is to decorate Mg surfaces with poly(γ-glutamic acid)-g-7-amino-4-methylcoumarin/hydroxyapatite (γ-PGA-g-AMC/HAp) composite nanoparticles through electrophoretic deposition in ethanol. The morphology and chemical composition of the resulting coating material are determined by scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
December 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
Danyal A Siddiqui, Shiril Sivan, Jason D Weaver, Matthew Di Prima
Metallic medical devices such as intravascular stents can undergo fretting damage in vivo that might increase their susceptibility to pitting corrosion. As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration has recommended that such devices be evaluated for corrosion resistance after the devices have been fatigue tested in situations where significant micromotion can lead to fretting damage. Three common alloys that cardiovascular implants are made from [MP35N cobalt chromium (MP35N), electropolished nitinol (EP NiTi), and 316LVM stainless steel (316LVM)] were selected for this study...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Yen-Wei Chen, Joelle Moussi, Jeanie L Drury, John C Wataha
The use of zirconia in medicine and dentistry has rapidly expanded over the past decade, driven by its advantageous physical, biological, esthetic, and corrosion properties. Zirconia orthopedic hip replacements have shown superior wear-resistance over other systems; however, risk of catastrophic fracture remains a concern. In dentistry, zirconia has been widely adopted for endosseous implants, implant abutments, and all-ceramic crowns. Because of an increasing demand for esthetically pleasing dental restorations, zirconia-based ceramic restorations have become one of the dominant restorative choices...
October 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
Lisa Renner, Tom Schmidt-Braekling, Martin Faschingbauer, Friedrich Boettner
INTRODUCTION: Serum metal ions are part of the regular follow-up routine of patients with metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasties (MoM-THA). Increased cobalt levels have been suggested to indicate implant failure and corrosion. QUESTIONS: (1) Is there a correlation between the size of the osteolysis measured on a CT scan and metal ion levels? (2) Can metal ion levels predict the presence of osteolysis in MoM-THA? (3) Are cobalt and chromium serum levels or the cobalt-chromium-ratio diagnostic for osteolysis? MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT scans of patients (n = 75) with a unilateral MoM-THA (Birmingham Hip System, Smith & Nephew, TN, USA) implanted by a single surgeon were reviewed to determine the presence of osteolysis...
September 15, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Gwo-Chin Lee, Raymond H Kim
BACKGROUND: Because of improvements in ceramic materials and manufacturing, the incidence of ceramic failures has decreased over time. Recent concerns with corrosion have contributed to an increase in ceramic ball head utilization. The purpose of this study is to report the incidence of modern alumina bearing failures from a single major ceramic manufacturer in nearly 6 million hip implants and to identify trends in the modes of failure of these implants. METHODS: Beginning in the year 2000, CeramTec AG (Plochingen, Germany) began a comprehensive program for reporting and gathering failure data on its products...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Jiadi Sun, Ye Zhu, Long Meng, Peng Chen, Tiantian Shi, Xiaoya Liu, Yufeng Zheng
: Magnesium (Mg) has recently received increasing attention due to its unique biological performance, including cytocompatibility, antibacterial and biodegradable properties. However, rapid corrosion in physiological environment and potential toxicity limits its clinical applications. To improve the corrosion resistance meanwhile not compromise other excellent performance, self-assembled colloidal particles were deposited onto magnesium surfaces in ethanol by a simple and effective electrophoretic deposition (EPD) method...
November 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Xia Li, Xiangmei Liu, Shuilin Wu, K W K Yeung, Yufeng Zheng, Paul K Chu
: The combination of high strength, light weight, and natural biodegradability renders magnesium (Mg)-based alloys promising in orthopedic implants and cardiovascular stents. Being metallic materials, Mg and Mg alloys made for scaffolds provide the necessary mechanical support for tissue healing and cell growth in the early stage, while natural degradation and reabsorption by surrounding tissues in the later stage make an unnecessarily follow-up removal surgery. However, uncontrolled degradation may collapse the scaffolds resulting in premature implant failure, and there has been much research in controlling the degradation rates of Mg alloys...
November 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Abbas Fazel Anvari-Yazdi, Kobra Tahermanesh, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Hadavi, Tahereh Talaei-Khozani, Mahboobeh Razmkhah, Seyedeh Mehr Abed, Maryam Sadat Mohtasebi
Magnesium (Mg)-based alloys have been extensively considered as biodegradable implant materials for orthopedic surgery. Mg and its alloys are metallic biomaterials that can degrade in the body and promote new bone formation. In this study, the corrosion behavior and cytotoxicity of Mg-Zn-Ca alloys are evaluated with adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs). Mg-2Zn and Mg-2Zn-xCa (x=1, 2 and 3wt.%) alloys were designated. Mg alloys were analyzed with scanning electron microscopy and potentiodynamic polarization...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Jialin Niu, Zibo Tang, Hua Huang, Jia Pei, Hua Zhang, Guangyin Yuan, Wenjiang Ding
Zn-based alloys have been viewed as new potential materials for biodegradable implants, such as cardiovascular stents, mainly in consideration of their lower corrosion rate when compared with that of Mg alloys. In this study we developed a new Zinc-4wt.%Copper (Zn-4Cu) alloy as a biodegradable material. Hot extrusion was applied to Zn-4Cu to refine the microstructure and consequently improve its mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. After extrusion, dendritic CuZn5 phases were broken and distributed along the extrusion direction...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Yongming Shangguan, Lina Sun, Peng Wan, Lili Tan, Chengyue Wang, Xinmin Fan, Ling Qin, Ke Yang
To solve the problem of rapid degradation for magnesium-based implants, surface modification especially coating method is widely studied and showed the great potential for clinical application. However, as concerned to the further application and medical translation for biodegradable magnesium alloys, there are still lack of data and comparisons among different coatings on their degradation and biological properties. This work studied three commonly used coatings on Mg-Sr alloy, including micro-arc oxidation coating, electrodeposition coating and chemical conversion coating, and compared these coatings for requirements of favorable degradation and biological performances, how each of these coating systems has performed...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Zeyan Zhou, Qin Wei, Qiang Li, Bingliang Jiang, You Chen, Yanfei Sun
A new series of Co80-x-yCrxMoyP14B6 (x=5 y=5; x=5 y=10; x=10 y=10, all values in at.%) bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) with a maximum diameter of 1.5mm has been developed for using them as potential bio-implant materials by a combination of fluxing treatment and J-quenching technique. The performance of the present Co-based BMGs in biomedical implant applications was investigated as compared to the CoCrMo biomedical alloy (ASTM F75) and 316L stainless steel (316L SS). The corrosion behavior of the samples was investigated in both Hank's solution (pH=7...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Mengqi Cheng, Yuqin Qiao, Qi Wang, Hui Qin, Xianlong Zhang, Xuanyong Liu
Biodegradable magnesium-based alloys have shown great potential for medical applications due to their superior biological performances and mechanical properties. However, on one hand, some side effects including inferior biocompatibility, a local high-alkaline environment and gas cavities caused by a rapid corrosion rate, hinder their clinical application. On the other hand, it is also necessary to endow Mg alloys with antibacterial properties, which are crucial for clinic orthopedic applications. In this study, Zr and N ions are simultaneously implanted into AZ91 Mg alloys by plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII)...
August 31, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Juncen Zhou, Yuyun Yang, Micael Alonso Frank, Rainer Detsch, Aldo R Boccaccini, Sannakaisa Virtanen
Fe-based materials are of interest for use in biodegradable implants. However, their corrosion rate in the biological environment may be too slow for the targeted applications. In this work, sandblasting is applied as a successful surface treatment for increasing the degradation rate of pure iron in simulated body fluid. Two sandblasting surfaces with different roughness present various surface morphologies but similar degradation products. Electrochemistry tests revealed that sandblasted samples have a higher corrosion rate compared to that of bare iron, and even more noteworthy, the degradation rate of sandblasted samples remains significantly higher during long-term immersion tests...
October 12, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Daoli Zhao, Tingting Wang, William Hoagland, David Benson, Zhongyun Dong, Shuna Chen, Da-Tren Chou, Daeho Hong, Jingyao Wu, Prashant N Kumta, William R Heineman
: A visual sensor for H2 was used to transdermally monitor H2 that originated from biodegrading magnesium (Mg) alloys implanted subcutaneously in mice. The visual sensor consisted of a thin film of H2-sensitive material (MoO3 and Pd catalyst) coated on a flexible plastic sheet that was pressed against the mouse skin directly above the implant. Although the H2 levels permeating through the skin during the degradation process were very low, the sensor changed color to give a three dimensional (3D) visualization of H2 permeation...
November 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Yang Li, Lina Liu, Peng Wan, Zanjing Zhai, Zhenyang Mao, Zhengxiao Ouyang, Degang Yu, Qi Sun, Lili Tan, Ling Ren, Zhenan Zhu, Yongqiang Hao, Xinhua Qu, Ke Yang, Kerong Dai
Treatment of chronic osteomyelitis (bone infection) remains a clinical challenge; in particular, it requires an implantable material with improved antibacterial activity. Here, we prepared biodegradable magnesium (Mg)-copper (Cu) alloys with different Cu contents (0.05, 0.1, and 0.25 wt%) and assessed their potential for treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-induced osteomyelitis. We evaluated the microstructures, mechanical properties, corrosion behavior, and ion release of the alloys in vitro, and their biocompatibility and antibacterial activity in vitro and in vivo...
November 2016: Biomaterials
Bruce G Pound
Increased use is being made of nitinol for implants that are exposed to gastric fluid. However, few corrosion studies have involved nitinol in an appropriate acidified chloride solution. In this work, the electrochemical behavior of electropolished (EP) nitinol was examined in simulated gastric fluid, the corresponding neutral solution with the same concentration (0.6%) of NaCl, and 0.9% NaCl. Cyclic potentiodynamic polarization was used to evaluate the susceptibility to pitting corrosion, while electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to examine the passive oxide film...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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