Effect of Solute Oxygen on Compressive Fatigue Strength of Spinal Fixation Rods Made of Ti–29Nb–13Ta–4.6Zr Alloys

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<p>In spinal fixation devices, the activity of the patient can cause fretting of the metal-to-metal contacts between the rod and plug, which may result in failures. In this study, compressive fatigue tests were conducted with rods made of Ti–29Nb–13Ta–4.6Zr alloy (TNTZ) with oxygen contents of 0.06 mass% (06O) and 0.89 mass% (89O) and Ti–6Al–4V extra low interstitial alloy (Ti64) as comparison in both air and saline solution. The fatigue strength increases in the order of 06O < 89O < Ti64 in both air and saline solution. These results indicate that solid-solution strengthening by oxygen improves the fretting fatigue resistance of the TNTZ rod.</p>

Journal

  • MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS

    MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS 57(12), 1993-1997, 2016

    The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005284458
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1151294X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1345-9678
  • NDL Article ID
    027758179
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-J286
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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