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Vitallium



- See: Characteristics of Metals and Implants:

- Discussion:
    - more resistant to corrosion than stainless steel;
    - mechanically inferior to stainless steele and much more difficult and expensive to cast;
    - has low duchtility, & screws made of this material bond quite securely to bone;
    - in removing a screw that has become securely anchored, it is easy to break the head off