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A Perspective on Titanium Biocompatibility

  • Buddy D. Ratner
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Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Abstract

The widespread and successful application of titanium (Ti) in medical implants is unquestionable. If, each year, Ti is used with good outcomes in hundreds of thousands of clinical implants, surely it must be biocompatible? This supposition will be examined in light of the definition of biocompatibility, ideas on the foreign body reaction and new developments in surface modification.

Keywords

Titanium Surface Foreign Body Reaction Biomed Mater Protein Film Bioactive Ceramic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Buddy D. Ratner
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  1. 1.University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB)SeattleUSA

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