Hey everybody I got back from a visit with an orthopedic this morning and we're talking about a getting a hip replacement and he mentioned some a hip replacement material that is up one level above Titanium on the periodic table. he mention the name a couple times and I can't remember what it is does anyone know?
Update: I stopped by the Surgeons office again and left him a message. He called back saying it's above the Periodic scale than Titanium - so I believe it's what Bill Oertel had thought on the atomic number. It's called
made out of Tantalum. I recall him saying it was fairly new and I remember it wasn't an option when I looked to have the hip replaced almost 7 years ago. I did see this quote.
Although the high biocompatibility and passive characteristics of tantalum have been documented long ago, its cost and methods of production have limited its use until recently
So maybe that's what he meant, I don't know. At any rate, looks like it's good I waited the 7 years.