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Metals Commonly Used for Surgical Instruments?

There are many different considerations when choosing a material to use in the medical industry.  The most common metals used for surgical instruments are: Stainless steel Titanium Tantalum Platinum Palladium Read on to learn why these metals were chosen. The metals used for surgical instruments have to adhere to strict criteria. Firstly, Depending on the instrument, the metal used may also need to be fairly ductile, as many surgical instruments are long and thin, e.g. scalpels, forceps, scissors, etc. The surface of the metal needs to be...

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