An implantable device for osteo and osteochondral or connective tissue repair comprising a matrix including a series of channels communicating between the upper and lower surface of the device which are effective to allow passage of cells and nutrients through the device. The device of claim 1, wherein the channels are formed in a resorbable matrix.
It is believed that the transport industry needs magnesium to survive in sustainable world. Consumer electronics is an emerging market, exploring magnesium for housings of computers, cellular phones, cameras and other telecommunication hand-held devices.
The small size and low weight of consumer electronics products is compensated by their high yearly demand reaching hundreds of millions of pieces, frequent upgrades requiring a model change and overall annual growth.
Similar features fuel a use of magnesium in household and leisure products. Furthermore, magnesium application continues to increase in bio-materials sector. Magnesium alloys are biocompatible and research shows significant progress on bioabsorbable magnesium stents and orthotopedic hardware.
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Resorbable magnesium alloy implants for osteosynthetic surgery would be advantageous to common implants of titanium or surgical steel thus eliminating a need of second surgery for implant removal. A resistance to surface degradation at room and elevated temperatures is paramount for majority magnesium applications.
High reactivity of magnesium and limited surface stability still represent major drawback in application expansion and create a serious challenge for scientists and engineers. As in the case of other metals, a basic distinction is made between high temperature oxidation and room temperature corrosion.
Although typical service temperatures of magnesium parts are relatively low, the alloy processing and component manufacturing stages frequently require heat treatment may cause extensive oxidation. A separate issue represents electrochemical corrosion where due to low electro-negativity of magnesium it is easily attacked in industrial joints.
Hence, surface protection techniques for magnesium alloys are essential. An emphasis of this book is on magnesium oxidation, corrosion and surface modifications, aimed at enhancement of alloy surface stability.
First two chapters provide description of high temperature oxidation with details of oxide structures and oxidation characteristics of several commercial alloys. Following chapters cover elements of general corrosion, methods of its investigation and corrosion inhibitors.
The subject of magnesium degradation in human-body fluids that controls medical applications for surgical implants, exploring bio-compatibility of magnesium alloys, is described X Preface in subsequent three chapters. Several final chapters are devoted to methods of surface modification and coatings, designed to improve corrosion resistance, corrosion fatigue, wear and other properties.
Each chapter contains a rich selection of references, useful for further reading. A mixture of theory and technological details makes the book a valuable resource for professionals from both academia and industry, primarily dealing with light metals and magnesium alloys.
I anticipate this book will also attract readers from outside the magnesium field and allow them to understand application opportunities created by this unique light metal. Introduction Magnesium alloys are commonly used in making automobile parts or by the communication industry due to their unique properties, such as low density, good damping capacity and ease of manufacturing.
Magnesium alloys are very active and often cause fire hazards or surface degradation during the manufacturing processes, such as machining, melting or heat treatment.
Understanding the combustion characteristics of different Mg alloys is necessary and of industrial interest. A Mg-5Ca alloy cake was ignition-proof up to K, while the solution-treated AZ91D alloy cake could also remain ignition-proof up to K during heating.
The CaO oxide layer was dense so served to provide good thermal stability for the Mg-5Ca alloy. The oxide layer that formed on the surface of the solutiontreated AZ91D was mainly composed of MgAl2O4 spinels, and it was this which improved the thermal stability of the solution-treated AZ91D.
Samples were heated from to K. The oxidation process could be divided into three different periods: The protective behavior was not discussed but the non-protective behavior was associated with the formation of oxide nodules and their coalescence into a loose fine-grained structure.
Beryllium possesses a lower density than magnesium 1.
If the beryllium concentration is higher than 2. This means that the inner layer is composed of complex oxides of MgO, BeO and spinel.Comparative biomechanical and radiological characterization of osseointegration of a biodegradable magnesium alloy pin and a copolymeric control for osteosynthesis M.
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degradable polymeric materials for osteosynthesis: tutorial D. Eglin* and M. Alini Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Program, AO Research Institute, CH Davos, Switzerland Abstract This report summarizes the state of the art and recent developments and advances in the use of degradable polymers devices for osteosynthesis.
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Degradable polymeric materials for osteosynthesis: Tutorial. The current generation of biodegradable polymeric implants for bone repair utilising designs copied from metal implants, originates from the concept that devices should be supportive and as “inert” substitute to bone tissue.
Today degradable polymeric devices for.