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Research progress on biodegradable medical magnesium-based materials

Chen Kenan(),Guo Chuanbin()   

  1. Peking University School of Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2020-11-12 Revised:2021-01-22 Online:2021-05-01 Published:2021-05-14
  • Contact: Chuanbin Guo;


As biodegradable biomaterials, magnesium and its alloys have good biocompatibility and low density, have similar elastic modulus as that of bone, promote osteogenesis and have certain anti-infective ability. Therefore, these materials have broad application prospect in the field of biomedical materials. However, magnesium-based materials have some defects, such as rapid corrosion rate and loss of mechanical integrity because of pitting corrosion and gas generation, which limit their application. Current research has devoted to improve the corrosion and mechanical properties of magnesium alloys through alloying and surface modification. This article provides a brief review on the research progress of magnesium-based materials in the oral and maxillofacial field and other medical fields.

Key words: biodegradable materials, medical magnesium-based metal, medical application

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