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Surface Modification of Magnesium and its Alloys for Biomedical Applications

Modification and Coating Techniques

1st Edition - January 30, 2015

Editors: T.S.N. Sankara Narayanan, Il-Song Park, Min-Ho Lee

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 2 4 2 - 0 7 8 - 1
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 2 4 2 - 0 8 3 - 5

The development of biodegradable implants which can remain in the human body to fix a problem and subsequently dissolve, or be absorbed, consumed or excreted, without warranting a… Read more

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The development of biodegradable implants which can remain in the human body to fix a problem and subsequently dissolve, or be absorbed, consumed or excreted, without warranting a secondary surgery, is very appealing to scientists. Due to their excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability, magnesium implants provide a viable option many problems associated with permanent metallic implants such as, restenosis, thrombosis, permanent physical irritation, and inability to adapt to growth and changes in human body. Volume 2 of this important new book explores practical issues of magnesium and magnesium alloys, physical and mechanical modification and coatings to enhance this material for biomedical applications.