Titanium alloys are used to make medical and dental tools, as well as other medical equipment. The infographic Titanium in Medicine: Applications and Benefits explains why and how this metal is important in medicine.
Titanium has been a popular dental material since the 1940s (albeit the first titanium dental implant was not introduced until 1965). Since the 1950s, titanium has been utilized in surgery, and its use has spread throughout the medical community, primarily but not exclusively in cardiovascular and orthopedic treatments.
Because of its strength, bacterial resistance, and low weight, the metal is an ideal choice for surgical equipment, medical supplies, and device parts. The metal is ideal for operating equipment, medical supplies, and device parts such as pacemakers and prosthetic joints due to its strength, microbiological resistance, and lightweight composition.
Because of the medically beneficial properties of titanium and its availability for purchase on the market, new medical uses are continually being studied and developed. As the United States’ population ages, there will be a greater need for a range of medical procedures that currently or in the future use titanium. As a result, substantial research and development remuneration is essential in these industries. See the accompanying graphic for additional information about titanium’s medicinal uses and benefits.