Orthopedic prostheses inserted into the human body have limited logevity. This is due to several mechanisms, the most important of which are wear and corrosion. When a wearing or corrosion mechanism begins, it is as a small defect. With continuation of the failure mechanism, this small defect acts as the initiator of a vicious cycle, finally leading to prosthesis failure. If a mechanism can repair that initial defect, the vicious cycle is not begun and the prosthesis is not prone to failure.
By producing self-healing materials, a new era in metallurgical science has begun and we want to used these new materials in orthopedic prostheses, to produce self-healing prostheses.