Characterization and degradation behaviour of anodized magnesium- hydroxyapatite metal matrix composites Article

cited authors

  • Gill, P; Munroe, N; McGoron, A

abstract

  • Recently, magnesium (Mg) alloys have inspired a significant amount of attention from researchers all over the world for implant applications due to their light weight, mechanical integrity and degradation behaviour. The major concerns with Mg implants are its rapid and non-uniform degradation, which can increase the risk of leached ions and can cause premature failure. In this study, Mg based alloys/metal matrix composites (MgZnCa/HA) were mechanically and electrochemically (anodized) surface treated. In-vitro corrosion tests revealed that the addition of hydroxyapatite (HA) and anodizing, stabilizes the corrosion process and lowers hydrogen evolution. Evidence of reduced degradation was provided by the presence of a relatively smooth surface morphology after corrosion. Furthermore, exposure of leached ions on osteoblast cells indicated good cytocompatibility. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

publication date

  • December 25, 2012

start page

  • 55

end page

  • 69

volume

  • 16

issue

  • 1