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Mg-Based Biodegradable Metals for Scaffolds

WithYang Liu, Yufeng Zheng

Mg and its alloys have the unique property of biodegradation, distinguishing them from bioresorbable polymers and bioceramics, making them outstanding and attracting researchers’ attention. Mg and Mg-based metals have a long history for biomedical trials, dating back to Sir Humphrey Davy, who used magnesium products as biodegradable magnesium implants for the first time. 1 However, an overquick corrosion rate and hydrogen evolution frustrated surgeons at that time.