Materials that are used for implants must meet special requirements. The prerequisite is their bio-tolerance, which means that they are not rejected by the body and the implant can partially integrate into the bone.
They usually consist of chrome-cobalt-molybdenum alloys, austenitic steels or titanium.
Stainless steel for implants
Stainless steel for implants must be corrosion-resistant and well biocompatible. These special steels must meet an excellent standard for micro-cleanliness, which is necessary for osteosynthesis, spine and tooth implants and orthopedic implants.
Titan implants are used for patients with a contact allergy to chrome and nickel.
Stainless steel grades suitable for implants
A frequently used stainless steel quality for implants (screws and plates) and for medical instruments is the austenitic chrome-nickel steel AISI 316L. This is also used for temporary implants.
Although there are several suitable steels, some notable grades are: 1.4441 Implant (316 LVM) and 1.4472 Implant (F-1586). The 1.4441 Implant (316 LVM) is also available as a powder.
L. Klein SA is a reliable supplier of various types of medical steel and titanium for implants. They store round profiles in bars and coils, also available in small quantities, and as well with special requirements, such as small diameters, intermediate diameters and tight tolerances (standard h6). In addition to secure shipping, they provide excellent multilingual customer support and service. Locally, they supply their customers on their own, to reach their clients in the EU and the entire world external carriers are hired.