Talk:Surgical stainless steel

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This article claimed that the use of surgical steel was obsolete and replaced by titanium. This is factually incorrect and I will cheerfully demonstrate this with reference to the several kilograms of steel prostheses which I carry around as parts of my skeleton, comprising most of my left leg and right arm. These implants are only slightly over a decade old. Liam Proven 00:04, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Also, we are Piercers not piercists. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) states that F-138 Steel is IMPLANTABLE, not "Surgical." So Body Jewelry made from ASTM F-138 is Implant Grade. John Lopez, Slave to the Needle, Seattle, WA.

I just had two steel plates and 18 screws (manufactured by Smith & Nephew) permanently implanted to fix my fractured distal humerus 5 weeks ago. Despite popular belief titanium is not always the best material for internal fixation. 21:42, 13 November 2007 (UTC) JJ in Colorado Springs, CO


I was bold edited the article to address some of the above issues. Anyone is of course free to edit it, including changing it back to what it was, but please provide some sources. Sewebster (talk) 19:25, 8 December 2007 (UTC)