Materials | VOL. 15
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Bone Remodeling Interaction with Magnesium Alloy Implants Studied by SEM and EDX

Publication Date Oct 27, 2022

Abstract

The development direction of bioresorbable fixing structures is currently very relevant because it corresponds to the priority areas in worldwide biotechnology development. Magnesium (Mg)-based alloys are gaining high levels of attention due to their promising potential use as the basis for fixating structures. These alloys can be an alternative to non-degradable metal implants in orthopedics, maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, and veterinary medicine. In our study, we formulated a Mg-2Zn-2Ga alloy, prepared pins, and analyzed their biodegradation level based on SEM (scanning electron microscopy) and EDX (energy-dispersive X-ray analysis) after carrying out an experimental study on rats. We assessed the resorption parameters 1, 3, and 6 months after surgery. In general, the biodegradation process was characterized by the systematic development of newly formed bone tissue. Our results showed that Mg-2Zn-2Ga magnesium alloys are suitable for clinical applications.

Concepts

Implants In Orthopedics Scanning Electron Microscopy Energy-dispersive X-ray Analysis Biodegradation Process Maxillofacial Surgery Magnesium Alloy Veterinary Medicine Potential Use Areas In Development Experimental Study

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