Heat-Tempered Magnesium Alloy a Strong Choice for Implants

Collaboration aims to take specially treated alloy from laboratory to surgical suite.

Titanium is the preferred material for surgical fixation procedures ranging from knee replacement to jaw implants. … In a unique collaboration, researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU School of Medicine, and NYU Dentistry are developing and testing alloys of magnesium that are treated to improve strength and slow down the degradation process, thereby avoiding the formation of these bubbles. In research published in the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, the team, which includes Nikhil Gupta, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU Tandon 

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