Titan-Implantate in der Unfallchirurgie — Wann sind sie notwendig?

  • St. Arens
  • M. Hansis
Conference paper
Part of the Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1996)

Titanium Implants in Trauma Surgery: When Are they Necessary?


The decision on whether to use stainless steel or commercial pure titanium as an implant material in open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) should depend on bio-mechanical behavior, biocompatibility, resistance to infection, handling characteristics and costs. Based on the results of a prospective randomized clinical study including 281 DC-plates and data available in the literature we will present recommendable guidelines for the choice of the appropriate implant material for individual cases of bone surgery.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • St. Arens
    • 1
  • M. Hansis
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für UnfallchirurgieUniversität BonnBonnDeutschland

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