Appropriate mechanochemical conditions for corrosion-fatigue testing of magnesium alloys for temporary bioimplant applications

Shervin Eslami Harandi, Raman Raghuvir Kumar Singh

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Magnesium (Mg) alloys possess great potential as bioimplants. A temporary implant employed as support for the repair of a fractured bone must possess
sufficient strength to maintain their mechanical integrity for the required duration of healing. However, Mg alloys are susceptible to sudden cracking or fracture under the simultaneous action of cyclic loading and the corrosive physiological environment, i.e., corrosion fatigue (CF). Investigations of such fracture should be performed under appropriate mechanochemical conditions that appropriately simulate the actual human body conditions. This article reviews the existing knowledge on CF of Mg alloys in simulated body fluid and describes a relatively more accurate testing procedure developed in the authors’ laboratory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137 - 1142
Number of pages6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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