Biodegradable Metals by Eli AghionBiodegradable Metals by Eli Aghion

Biodegradable Metals

Guest editorEli Aghion

Paperback | November 22, 2018

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The interest in biocompatible and biodegradable metals, such as magnesium, is mainly related to their potential use as structural material for orthopedic and cardiovascular applications where a temporary medical device is required. However, in the case of magnesium, in vivo experiments have clearly shown that the corrosion degradation rate of magnesium and its alloys is too high and, hence, results in producing gas cavities that can promote the danger of gas embolism, tissue separation, and premature loss of mechanical integrity. The aim of this Special Issue on Biodegradable Metals is to explore and introduce innovative strategies to overcome the current limitations of magnesium.

Title:Biodegradable MetalsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.54 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.54 inPublished:November 22, 2018Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038973866

ISBN - 13:9783038973867