TZNT alloy for surgical implant applications: A Systematic Review

  • Shima Nasibi Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
  • Kiana Alimohammadi Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Tehran, Iran
  • Leila Bazli School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran
  • Sara Eskandarinezhad Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
  • Ali Mohammadi Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran ,Iran
  • Niloufar Sheysi Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran ,Iran
Keywords: TZNT alloy, Surgical implant, Biomedical

Abstract

Nowadays, Ti–Nb–Ta–Zr ‎ (TZNT) alloy ‎ have attracted attention as new β titanium alloy material for surgical implant applications due to its biocompatibility, great corrosion behavior, low ‎cytotoxicity, and enhanced wear resistance, biological and mechanical properties. There is a great need to improve the implant properties which can be achieved through a combined solution of β titanium alloy (TNZT) with low elastic modulus in the physiological environment of the body. Moreover, it protects the surgical implant from inflammation, infection, adverse soft tissue reaction to particulate debris and implant fracture. Therefore this review aimed to improve the quality of the surgical implant applications to enhance the working life and prevent failure ‎by adding four matrices containing niobium, zirconium, tantalum, and silicon. Hence, TZNT alloy can be developed to be a promising candidate for biomedical applications especially in surgical implant applications.

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Published
2020-06-24
How to Cite
Nasibi, S., Alimohammadi, K., Bazli, L., Eskandarinezhad, S., Mohammadi, A., & Sheysi, N. (2020). TZNT alloy for surgical implant applications: A Systematic Review. Journal of Composites and Compounds, 2(3), 61-67. https://doi.org/10.29252/jcc.2.2.1
Section
Review Articles