A study of both natural and synthetic materials, especially those for orthopaedic applications. Mechanical properties, design considerations, biocompatibility, potential for allergic response and carcinogenic ramifications, mechanical compatibility and effects of long-term implantation. Metallics, ceramics and polymers. Relative advantages and disadvantagesof various materials. Materials for cardiovascular applications. Corrosion and chemical degradation.
3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Course Code: EID 222