Stainless steel in bone surgery.

  title={Stainless steel in bone surgery.},
  author={John A Disegi and Lukas Eschbach},
  volume={31 Suppl 4},
Today, stainless steel is one of the most frequently used biomaterials for internal fixation devices because of a favorable combination of mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and cost effectiveness when compared to other metallic implant materials. The biocompatibility of implant quality stainless steel has been proven by successful human implantation for decades. Composition, microstructure and tensile properties of stainless steel used for internal fixation is standardized in ISO and… CONTINUE READING


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