, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 46–49 | Cite as

Biomedical applications of titanium and its alloys

  • C. N. EliasEmail author
  • J. H. C. Lima
  • R. Valiev
  • M. A. Meyers
Overview Biological Materials Science


Titanium alloys are considered to be the most attractive metallic materials for biomedical applications. Ti-6Al-4V has long been favored for biomedical applications. However, for permanent implant applications the alloy has a possible toxic effect resulting from released vanadium and aluminum. For this reason, vanadium-and aluminum-free alloys have been introduced for implant applications.


Titanium Titanium Alloy Titanium Grade Removal Torque Metallic Biomaterial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. N. Elias
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. H. C. Lima
    • 1
  • R. Valiev
    • 2
  • M. A. Meyers
    • 3
  1. 1.Biomaterials LaboratoryInstituto Militar de EngenhariaRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.UFA State Aviation Technical UniversityUfaRussia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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