Titanium’s Biocompatibility In The Medical Industry

Tools used in both surgery and dentistry, as well as other medical equipment, are made from titanium alloys. The accompanying infographic shows why and how this metal is useful in medicine.

Since the mid 1900’s, titanium has been a popular dental material (however the first titanium dental implant was not utilized until 1965). Titanium has been used in the surgical field since the 1950s, and it is now often used in medicine, primarily but not entirely in cardiovascular and orthopedic therapy.

Titanium is one of the greatest materials for medical supplies, surgical equipment, and device parts because of its bacterial resistance, strength, and low weight. Because of these qualities, the metal is perfect for operating equipment, medical supplies, and device parts such as pacemakers and prosthetic joints.

New medical uses for the metal are constantly being researched and tested due to titanium’s medically advantageous characteristics and availability for purchase on the market. As the US population ages, there will be a growing need for a variety of medical operations that require titanium now or in the future. As a result, these businesses will have to spend a significant amount of money on research and development. Additional information regarding titanium’s therapeutic uses and benefits may be found in the accompanying image.