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Is titanium the best material for a hip replacement?
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Studies of hip replacements over the last 30 years have shown that titanium is one of the best materials to use for patients.

In brief: Yes
Studies of hip replacements over the last 30 years have shown that titanium is one of the best materials to use for patients.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Actual prosthesis is composed of a combination of other metals , titanium being the largest percentage
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is used in areas that touch bone.

In brief: Yes
It is used in areas that touch bone.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: No
Bone loves titanium, but its wrong to think that any one metal is "best".
Titanium is a soft metal and bone can grow into titanium cementless-type porous ingrowth implants very effectivley making fixation secure. Being soft makes it a poor bearing surface for metal-on-metal implants which use harder cobalt chrome alloys. Different metals have different properties, but no one metal is "best".

In brief: No
Bone loves titanium, but its wrong to think that any one metal is "best".
Titanium is a soft metal and bone can grow into titanium cementless-type porous ingrowth implants very effectivley making fixation secure. Being soft makes it a poor bearing surface for metal-on-metal implants which use harder cobalt chrome alloys. Different metals have different properties, but no one metal is "best".
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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