Corrosion behavior of cast and forged cobalt-based alloys for double-alloy joint endoprostheses.

Abstract

An ideal combination of mechanical and corrosion properties of long-term implants such as joint endoprostheses has yet to be found. Besides being resistant to pitting and crevice attack, which can lead to corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking failures, the implant material must be highly resistant to wear and abrasion. Two cobalt-based alloys… (More)

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