The applications and research progresses of nickel–titanium shape memory alloy in reconstructive surgery

Abstract

In spite of some good successes and excellent researches of Nickel–titanium shape memory alloy (NiTi-SMA) in reconstructive surgery, there are still serious limitations to the clinical applications of NiTi alloy today. The potential leakage of elements and ions could be toxic to cells, tissues and organs. This review discussed the properties, clinical applications, corrosion performance, biocompatibility, the possible preventive measures to improve corrosion resistance by surface/structure modifications and the long-term challenges of using SMAs.

DOI: 10.1007/s13246-010-0022-8

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@article{Li2010TheAA, title={The applications and research progresses of nickel–titanium shape memory alloy in reconstructive surgery}, author={Qiang Li and Yanjun Zeng and Xiaoying Tang}, journal={Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine}, year={2010}, volume={33}, pages={129-136} }