Degradation of Implant Materials

  • NoamĀ Eliaz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sannakaisa Virtanen
    Pages 29-55
  3. Takao Hanawa
    Pages 57-78
  4. Spiros Zinelis, Theodore Eliades, William A. Brantley
    Pages 79-92
  5. Frank Witte, Amir Eliezer
    Pages 93-109
  6. A. R. Boccaccini, X. Chatzistavrou, J. J. Blaker, S. N. Nazhat
    Pages 111-137
  7. F. C. J. van de Watering, J. J. J. P. van den Beucken, R. P. Felix Lanao, J. G. C. Wolke, J. A. Jansen
    Pages 139-172
  8. L. Gremillard, S. Meille, J. Chevalier, J. Zhao, V. Fridrici, Ph. Kapsa et al.
    Pages 195-252
  9. M. S. K. Chong, Y. E. Teo, S. H. Teoh
    Pages 303-328
  10. Nadim J. Hallab
    Pages 329-345
  11. Davide Campoccia, Lucio Montanaro, Carla Renata Arciola
    Pages 347-357
  12. Amy Munnelly, Frederick Schoen, Naren Vyavahare
    Pages 359-392
  13. Lynne C. Jones, Audrey K. Tsao, L. D. Timmie Topoleski
    Pages 393-447
  14. Bong Joo Park, Jong-Chul Park
    Pages 463-479
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 509-516

About this book


This book focuses on degradation of biomaterials, which is one of the major considerations in their design, processing and use. It introduces the reader to the body environment and to the mechanical, chemical, electrochemical and biological processes that are responsible to the degradation of biomaterials. The outcomes of degradation are discussed in detail. Different failure mechanisms such as corrosion, fatigue, wear, infection and calcification are reviewed, together with experimental techniques for monitoring them. Procedures for implant retrieval and failure analysis are presented. The degradation of a wide spectrum of materials is reviewed, from  several kinds of metals to various polymers and composites.  A variety of medical devices is analyzed, including hip and knee prostheses, dental implants, permanent and absorbable stents, heart valves, inferior vena cava filters, breast implants, ophthalmic implants, intrauterine devices, and drug delivery devices.

All chapters are written by world renowned experts. Thus, this book is a must-have for anyone wanting to become familiar with this area, including scientists, engineers, implant manufacturers, and venture capitalists. This book will be valuable for materials, mechanical, biomedical and corrosion engineers; biologists and doctors; chemists and electrochemists; surface scientists, and failure analysts.


Tribocorrosion biomaterials biomedicine corrosion implant materials surface science tribology

Editors and affiliations

  • NoamĀ Eliaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Fac. Engineering, School of Mechanical EngineeringTel Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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