Crevice corrosion in orthopedic implant metals

D. L. Levine, R. W. Staehle

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Studies of orthopedic implant alloys in crevice configuration suggest that cobalt‐chromium alloys such as Haynes‐Stellite 25 are the best choice for multicomponent implants. It is also shown that severe crevice attack may result from use of mixed metals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-561
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biomedical Materials Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1977
Externally publishedYes


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