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Why are titanium rods used for implants?

Titanium is the metal of choice within the medical industry. Used for surgical instruments, prosthetics, internal fixations and inner body devices – such as pacemakers, joint replacements, and spinal fusion cages. But what makes it such a great choice?

Why are titanium rods used for implants?

Why titanium is so useful

Known for being one of the most biocompatible metals, titanium rods provide outstanding resistance in formidable circumstances and eliminate reactions between the metal and its environment.

Titanium rods are also perfect for osseointegration. They can physically bond with human bone – giving titanium a medical advantage over other metals that require an adhesive.

Why titanium rods are used for implants

One of titanium’s biggest benefits is its strength. Our titanium rods are equally as strong as steel alternatives but are 45% lighter – making them ideal for surgical implants.

A titanium rod demonstrates high strength when put under repeated stress and can withstand the strain of internal fixation. For patients with broken bones, medical professionals can use titanium rods as a bone replacement, enabling patients to feel more comfortable.

Orthopaedic implants, made from titanium rods, generally last longer than other metallic implants and require higher forces to break the bonds joining the implant to the bone.

When it comes to MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examinations, a titanium rod provides the medical benefit of non-ferromagnetism. Titanium doesn’t interfere with the MRI machines and allows patients to be examined correctly and safely.

Contact us

Here at Ti-Tek, we supply Ti-6Al-4V titanium rods which demonstrate high biocompatibility and can be cut to length. If you’d like to discuss your requirements in further detail with our team, don’t hesitate to contact us by completing the online enquiry form. Alternatively, if you have any questions about titanium rods, call us on 0121 382 4121 or email info@titek.co.uk and we’ll happily share our expertise.

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