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  1. Arti says:

     There is evidence that metals suppress the entire immune system.  What happens if the immune system shuts down?  Shutting down the immune system leads to infection. There are various concerns about the titanium and metal plates used in the body, the durability of metal implants in the body, and especially about their effect on the immune system.  Material friendly metal engineered materials that are designed to provide built-in support of biological tissue.  Orthopedics, dentistry, followed by the heart (pacemaker and artificial heart valve) and vascular implants (aneurysm clips) are the most widely used implants. The most common metals and alloys used in implants are stainless steel, cobalt-chromium alloy, titanium and nickel-titanium alloy (nitnol).

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