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ASTM F382

Standard Specification and Test Method for Metallic Bone Plates

Brief Description

This test method establishes a uniform four-point bending fatigue test to characterize and compare the fatigue performance of different bone plate designs. This test method may be used to determine a fatigue life of the bone plate at either a specific maximum bending moment or over a range of maximum bending moment conditions.

ASTM F564

Standard Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Bone Staples

Brief Description

This test method is used to determine the fatigue resistance of metallic bone staples when subjected to repetitive loading for large numbers of cycles.

ASTM F543

Standard Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Medical Bone Screws

Brief Description

This test method is used to measure the torsional yield strength, maximum torque, and breaking angle of the bone screw under standard conditions.

ASTM F621

Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Forgings for Surgical Implants

Brief Description

This specification covers the requirements for stainless steel forgings for surgical implants.

ASTM F1160

Standard Test Method for Shear and Bending Fatigue Testing of Calcium Phosphate and Metallic Medical and Composite Calcium Phosphate/Metallic Coatings

Brief Description

This test method covers the procedure for determining the shear and bending fatigue performance of calcium phosphate coatings and of porous and nonporous metallic coatings and for determining the bending fatigue performance of metallic coatings over sprayed with calcium phosphate.

ASTM F1264

Standard Specification and Test Methods for Intramedullary Fixation Devices

Brief Description

This test method describes a static bending test to determine the bending stiffness and bending strength of the central and uniform portions of anintramedullary fixation device.

ASTM F1541

Standard Specification and Test Methods for External Skeletal Fixation Devices

Brief Description

This specification provides a characterization of the design and mechanical function of external skeletal fixation devices, test methods for characterization of mechanical properties, and identifies needs for further development of test methods and performance criteria.

ASTM F2003

Standard Practice for Accelerated Aging of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene after Gamma Irradiation in Air

Brief Description

This practice describes a laboratory procedure for accelerated aging of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) specimens and components for total joint prostheses.

ASTM F2009

Standard Test Method for Determining the Axial Disassembly Force of Taper Connections of Modular Prostheses

Brief Description

This test method establishes a standard methodology for determining the force required to disassemble tapers of implants.

ASTM F2025

Standard Practice for Gravimetric Measurement of Polymeric Components for Wear Assessment

Brief Description

This practice describes a weight-loss technique for evaluating the wear properties of polymeric materials or devices which are being considered for use as bearing surfaces in joint replacement prostheses that are being evaluated in a device intended to simulate the tribological conditions encountered in the respective human joint.