Research Article| Volume 2, ISSUE 2, P143-154, October 1970

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A metallurgical examination of surgical implants which have failed in service

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      This paper describes the metallurgical examination of a number of metallic surgical implants. Optical metallography and scanning electron microscopy were used to examine the metallurgical structure of the materials and the topography of the fracture surfaces. It was concluded that corrosion fatigue played a major part in failure although effects due to surgical technique or poor quality control during manufacture were also important.
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