Materials Make a Significant Difference in Surgical Outcomes

Not all materials are equal when it comes to surgical devices and implants. Modern structural medical devices such as total joint implants and fracture fixation systems have demonstrated the advantages of Titanium Alloy as the material of choice with Cobalt Chromium (CoCr) as a second choice. Nevertheless, articulating implant surfaces are still made from CoCr since Titanium has relatively poor wear characteristics.