Gallium-containing magnesium alloy for potential use as temporary implants in osteosynthesis

Viacheslav Bazhenov, Andrey Koltygin, Alexander Komissarov, Anna Li, Vasiliy Bautin, Regina Khasenova, Alexey Anishchenko, Alexander Seferyan, Julia Komissarova, Yuri Estrin

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In recent years magnesium alloys have been studied intensively with a view to their potential use in bioresorbable medical implants. In the present work the microstructure and the corrosion properties of a new bioresorbable Mg-4 wt% Ga-4 wt% Zn alloy and its variants with low Ca, Nd or Y additions were investigated. These alloys are of interest due to the efficacy of gallium as an element inhibiting bone resorption, osteoporosis, Paget's disease, and other illnesses. A severe plastic deformation technique of equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) was shown to provide the alloys with favorable mechanical properties. In addition, a desirable low rate of degradation in a simulated body fluid (Hanks’ solution) was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-363
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Magnesium and Alloys
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


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