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Title: Corrosion in body fluids
Authors: Blackwood, D.J. 
Keywords: Cobalt chrome alloys
Corrosion fatigue
Fretting corrosion
Nitride coatings
Oral cavity
Shape-memory alloys
Stainless steels
Surgical implants
Titanium alloys
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Blackwood, D.J. (2010). Corrosion in body fluids. Shreir's Corrosion : 1308-1322. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The development of corrosion-resistant alloys means that today, the likelihood of a biomedical device suffering a corrosion related failure is very small. The important remaining areas of concern are fretting and corrosion fatigue, but even here, advances in TiN coatings and fixation techniques are extremely encouraging. However, device failure is not the only concern, perhaps more worrying is that metallic ion concentrations may reach levels sufficient to harm the patient, possibly even induce cancer. This concern is heightened as younger patients are receiving implants, meaning that required device performance lifetimes are increasing, and with it, the likelihood of corrosion-related failures and health problems instigated by elevated metal levels. . © 2010 Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Shreir's Corrosion
ISBN: 9780444527875
DOI: 10.1016/B978-044452787-5.00063-9
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