Application of magnesium alloys in orthopedic implant

Fauzi Ibrahim, Irza Sukmana


Technological updates in the field of advanced materials research are now tend to focuses on biomedical materials application and utilization of Magnesium and its’ alloys. Magnesium (Mg) has been widely studied as an alternative material for biodegradable orthopedic implant applications. Recent studies regarding the potential application of Mg have been done related to its’ mechanical properties, biodegradation profile, and the in-vitro and in-vivo testing. This study aims to review the Mg properties, production process, biomaterial roadmap, and the concern of chemical composition of Mg alloy in orthopedic application. Future potential improvement of the magnesium alloys properties is also highlighted


Magnesium alloys; biodegradable; orthopedic implant; biomaterial roadmap

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