Drug delivery in bioresorbable orthopaedic magnesium implants

J. A. Lyndon, N. Birbilis, B. J. Boyd

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Bioresorbable implants challenge the paradigm of permanent metallic orthopaedic implants where the implant can support and facilitate the remediation of dysfunction in bone trauma. Magnesium is a standout material for this application as it is considered non-toxic, biodegradable and has mechanical properties similar to bone. Non-permanent metallic implants have many advantages over traditional implants such as reducing the need for secondary surgery for removal and do not suffer from detrimental wear and unwanted corrosion. Degradable implants present the possibility to utilize the implant as it corrodes as a local drug delivery system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralasian Corrosion Association Annual Conference: Corrosion and Prevention 2015, ACA 2015
Subtitle of host publicationAdelaide, Australia; 15-18 November 2015
Place of PublicationKerrimuir VIC Australia
PublisherAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781510822573
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2015: Corrosion and Prevention - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 15 Nov 201518 Nov 2015


ConferenceAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleCP 2015
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  • Biocorrosion
  • Drug delivery
  • Implants
  • Magnesium

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