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November 14 th , 2016 Professor Kaiming Ye BME 201 HW#12 1) List three biomaterials commonly used for the following applications: a) Sutures: silk, nylon, and polyester b) Heart valves: titanium, silicone, pyrolytic carbon c) Endoseous dental root implants: cobalt-chromium alloys, titanium alloys, titanium d) Contact lenses: silicone, silicone hydrogels, porous polymers e) Hip prosthesis: polyethylene, titanium alloys, cobalt-chromium alloys 2) When selecting a biomaterial to be used for an orthopedic implant, the properties and characteristics that should be considered are its stiffness, strength, and fatigue. A stiff material ensures the implant will be rigid enough to replace a bone. Strong materials are needed so the implant doesn’t break easily under stress. A material that has low fatigue will
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