Biocompatibility of nickel-titanium shape memory metal and its corrosion behavior in human cell cultures.

@article{Ryhnen1997BiocompatibilityON,
  title={Biocompatibility of nickel-titanium shape memory metal and its corrosion behavior in human cell cultures.},
  author={Jorma Ryh{\"a}nen and Eeva Niemi and Willy Serlo and Erkki N K Niemel{\"a} and Pu Sandvik and Hannu Pernu and Tuula Salo},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={451-7}
}
Nickel-titanium alloy (Nitinol) is a metallic biomaterial that has a unique thermal shape memory, superelasticity, and high damping properties. Nitinol is potentially very useful in orthopedic surgery, for example. At present, there are not enough confirmative biocompatibility data available on Nitinol. The aim of our study was to clarify the primary cytotoxicity and corrosion rate of Nitinol in human cell cultures. Comparisons were made with stainless steel (Stst), titanium (Ti), composite… CONTINUE READING