CoCrMo alloy is one of the most important alloys in orthopaedics. This alloy exhibits high hardness, high wear resistance and superior corrosion resistance under physiological conditions. Electrochemical characterization of CoCrMo alloy under various simulated physiological conditions will be presented. In vitro electrochemical experiments will be correlated to clinical situation. For that purpose prosthetic components made of CoCrMo alloy retrieved after long-term implantation will be analysed in terms of corrosion and wear damage. The composition and morphology of metal particles isolated from periprosthetic tissue will be presented. Furthermore, histological analysis of periprosthetic tissue will be used to determine the biological impact of metal particles.
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