Metallic biomaterials - bridges between human tissues & metals - Material Science

Q.  Which type of materials are used as bridges between human tissues and metals?
- Published on 05 Aug 15

a. Polymeric biomaterials
b. Ceramic biomaterials
c. Metallic biomaterials
d. All of these

ANSWER: Metallic biomaterials


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 07 Oct 15
    Materials used in medical devices are known as biomaterials. Metallic, ceramic and polymeric are the different types of biomaterials. Metallic biomaterials are used as bridges between metals and human tissues. They are used in bone plates, stents, artificial hip joints, etc.

    Ceramic materials are used for dental restoration. By increasing fracture strength and fracture toughness these biomaterials can be extended to bridge work fabrication.

    Polymeric biomaterials are used for tissue repair and replacement, for wound healing, etc,.They depend on backbone structure, density, cross linking and molecular weight. Some polymers like nylon, polyethylene are limited due to high coefficient of friction.

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