Katarzyna Kuśnierczyk, M.Sc., Eng.

Recent publications
1.Kuśnierczyk K., Basista M., Recent advances in research on magnesium alloys and magnesium – calcium phosphate composites as biodegradable implant materials, JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS APPLICATIONS, ISSN: 0885-3282, DOI: 10.1177/0885328216657271, Vol.31, No.6, pp.878-900, 2017

Magnesium alloys are modern biocompatible materials suitable for orthopaedic implants due to their biodegradability in biological environment. Many studies indicate that there is a high demand to design magnesium alloys with controllable in vivo corrosion rates and required mechanical properties. A solution to this challenge can be sought in the development of metal matrix composites based on magnesium alloys with addition of relevant alloying elements and bioceramic particles. In this study, the corrosion mechanisms along with corrosion protection methods in magnesium alloys are discussed. The recently developed magnesium alloys for biomedical applications are reviewed. Special attention is given to the newest research results in metal matrix composites composed of magnesium alloy matrix and calcium phosphates, especially hydroxyapatite or tricalcium phosphate, as the second phase with emphasis on the biodegradation behavior, microstructure and mechanical properties in view of potential application of these materials in bone implants.


Biomaterials, biodegradable, metal matrix composites, magnesium alloys, corrosion, hydroxyapatite, bone repair

Kuśnierczyk K.-IPPT PAN
Basista M.-IPPT PAN