Whether shortly after birth, after an accident or in old age – implants play an important role for people of every age. But before an implant can be applied, it has to pass through many processes. At the beginning, there is the choice of the material. Nitinol, titanium alloy, PEEK – these are only some of the possible materials. Read more about this in current special November.
After an accident or already at birth, permanently or for a short period – the situations where implants are needed are as diverse as the implants used. Thus, some questions arise quickly: Which material is useful in which situation? Which material should be used? COMPAMED-tradefair.com talked with Thomas Samyn about patient specific implants, additive manufacturing and different materials.
Special materials are needed to produce and apply suitable, customized implants. But not only stability and elasticity is important. Also, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility are criteria, that need to be kept in mind when producing implants. COMPAMED-tradefair.com talked with Hermann Schmidt about material development for implants.