I've often wondered what the overall value of titanium is. I figure with the spinal devices along with all my joint replacements, I have a good amount of titanium inside of me
Enough to insure myself as a precious metal ?
An post made by THing4CSA in Yahoo answers 4 years ago
Titanium is not a precious metal when you compare it to silver or gold, but if someone is shooting at you and you have a wall to stand behind that is made of Titanium is would be considered the most valuable item in your life. Titanium is light weight, very strong and is able to be made into different shapes. The cockpit of the US Air Force's A-10 (Warthog) is made of Titanium which will protect the Pilot and Co-Pilot/Navigator safe from being shot. I guess it all comes down to what you consider 'valuable'.
Checking various sites, the value of titanium is about $40 a pound or $2.5 an ounce. I've been trying to figure out what the weight of titanium is for cervical implants as well as joint replacements. Based on the surgical sizes of these implants and I have now had both shoulders and both hips replace and titanium stems implanted, I figure I have a decent amount.
Biggest question, is it enough for my wife to take a big insurance policy on my installed metals?????
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences