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What materials are artificial joints made of?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Many things: Total joints can be made out of various metals including stainless steel, cobalt-chrome, or titanium, and the inserts are made out of these metals, or plastic, or ceramics.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many materials: The most common are cobalt chrome, titanium, titanium nitrite, ceramics, polyethylene.

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