Titanium – man's best (metal) friend
Titanium has proven to be particularly biocompatible and accordingly modifiable. Titanium and titanium alloys are classified as body-compatible, corrosion resistant, allergy neutral, non carcinogenic, non-toxic and taste-neutral. In addition, their mechanical properties such as low weight, high strength and high elasticity make them suitable for use in medical engineering applications such as implants in the human body.
Commercially pure titanium and also titanium alloys have been used in the medical sector for years in a wide and varied range of applications, including:
- Joint replacement components for hips, knees, shoulders, the spine, elbows and hands
- Bone fixation devices such as nails, screws, nuts and plates
- Dental implants and orthodontic as well as prosthodontic parts
- Pacemaker casings and artificial cardiac valves
- Instruments for cardiac and ophthalmic surgery
- Components for high-speed blood centrifuges
For the human body, there is no better metal than titanium.