Bone implants with shape memory alloys

The characteristics of commercial implants used for bone fractures cannot be changed after they have been implanted. If a stiffer implant is needed later, an operation is necessary. With so-called “shape memory alloys”, SMA for short, a second operation is no longer necessary.

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle
Head of Materials and Processes Department
Phone: +49 511 2788-370