Review: titanium and titanium alloy applications in medicine
Titanium may be considered a relatively new engineering material. It was discovered much later than the other commonly used metals, its commercial application starting in the late 1940s. Its usage as an implant material began in the 1960s, despite the fact that titanium exhibits superior corrosion resistance and tissue acceptance when compared with stainless steels and Cr-Co-based alloys. This paper reviews the use of titanium and titanium alloys for use in biomedical applications.