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Titanium implants have lower infection susceptibility

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Titanium implants were found to be far less likely to become infected post-operatively compared with implants made from stainless steel. The rate of infection for steel plates was 75% compared with 35% for titanium after 28 days under otherwise identical experimental conditions in an animal study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (September).

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