Titanium application in medicine

Titanium is extremely popular in medicine: orthopedists, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, dentists, ophthalmologists and neurosurgeons. Titanium alloys are used to produce excellent surgical instruments, light and durable.

Titanium is a metal of surgeons.

The human body tolerates devices of titanium alloy. These alloys are used in medicine for years.
They are resistant to corrosion in aggressive environments of the human body.An oxide film forms on their surface that prevents ionic yield of an implant into the body. The tissues around such implants do not change and do not become inflamed.

Titanium alloys are very strong , able to withstand a severe load (for example, a hip joint prosthesis made of titanium alloy is capable to withstand up to 3,000 kg). They are sturdier than chrome, nickel, stainless steel.

The surfaces of medical instruments of titanium alloys do not deteriorate by sterilizing with alcohol, burning, formalin vapors, etc.

High plasticity of titanium alloys makes it possible to obtain wire mesh and foil. Wire mesh is used for soft tissue plastics. This wire mesh is sewn with an atraumatic needle with a titanium thread. Titanium monofilament thread is also used in ophthalmology.

The use of titanium alloys was also very successful in dentistry. Titanium alloys are easily combined with porcelain and composite cements. They are used for cast frames of dental prosthesis, dental bridges and crowns. Titanium frameworks are easily coated with ceramics. Such prostheses are durable and serve for 10-15 years. Doctors widely use the most advanced technology for the manufacture of dentures - titanium implants. The titanium root is implanted in the jaw then the upper part of the tooth is grafted on it.

Titanium devices (implants, intraosseous fixators, external and internal prostheses) are absolutely safe for bones and muscles. Prostheses made of titanium alloys are very durable. Titanium is 2-4 times stronger than iron and 6-12 times stronger than aluminum. Titanium has one more advantage which is also appreciated in medicine: titanium is a non-magnetic metal.

And most important - titanium alloys are absolutely hypoallergic.

It is possible to conduct scanning using MRI devices of patients with titanium devices or if surgical instruments are needed during the process.

Patients having titanium prostheses can be treated with physiotherapy using instruments based on physical phenomena - electric currents and magnet.


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