Medical and dental tools, as well as other medical equipment, are made from titanium alloys. Titanium in Medicine: Applications and Benefits is an infographic that discusses why and how this metal is significant in medicine.
Since the 1940s, titanium has been an important tool in dentistry (albeit the first titanium dental implant was not introduced until 1965). Titanium has been used in surgery since the 1950s, and its use has extended throughout the medical community, primarily but not entirely in cardiovascular and orthopedic therapies.
The metal is an excellent choice for surgical equipment, medical supplies, and device parts due to its strength, bacterial resistance, and low weight. Because of its strength, microbiological resistance, and lightweight composition, the metal is perfect for operating equipment, medical supplies, and device parts such as pacemakers and prosthetic joints.
New medical uses are constantly being investigated and developed due to the medically beneficial features of titanium and its availability for purchase on the market. As the US population ages, there will be a growing need for a variety of medical procedures that use titanium now or in the future. As a result, in these industries, adequate research and development pay is required. To discover more about the therapeutic uses and benefits of titanium, see the accompanying image.