Although orthopedic and dental applications comprise a significant portion of titanium's utilization in the medical venue, there are other medical applications for titanium.
Some of these application include surgical staples, urethral stints, wheelchairs, pacemaker cases, and heart valves. Titanium is also the metal of choice for surgical instruments, dental drills, marker bands, needles and surgical devices.
Titanium has been selected as a material of choice in the medical market due to its total resistance to attack by body fluids, high strength, low modulus, and fracture toughness.
Products used in this application include: