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Current developments of biomedical porous Ti–Mo alloys

Yong-Hua Li , Fang Wang and Jian-Jun Li


As a biomedical hard tissue implant candidate, porous Ti–Mo alloy has received considerable attention because of its special porous structure, appropriate Young's modulus and compressive strength as well as good corrosion resistance. As a bioactive coating, hydroxyapatite is commonly used to cover the surface of bioinert metallic prostheses due to its excellent biocompatibility, bone-like structure and composition. This article reviews the current developments and the relationships between the fabrication methods, porous structure, mechanical properties, bioactive surface modification and corrosion behavior of porous Ti–Mo alloy used for hard tissue implant application. Furthermore, the future research directions are discussed to optimize the porous structure and improve the properties of porous Ti–Mo alloys.

*Correspondence address, Prof. Yong-Hua Li, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenyang Ligong University, 6 Nanping Middle Street, Shenyang 110159, P.R. China, Tel.: +862424680841, Fax: +862424680809, E-mail:


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Received: 2016-10-31
Accepted: 2017-05-30
Published Online: 2017-07-31
Published in Print: 2017-08-11

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