Mechanical Testing


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ORL is globally recognized as a leading provider of standardized (ASTM/ISO) and custom orthopaedic device evaluation.

ORL testing services are supported by four decades of expertise in solving complex problems related to the musculoskeletal system including:

  • Hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty systems
  • Modular connection fatigue and surface damage
  • Small joint arthroplasty systems – ankle, elbow and wrist
  • Spinal fusion and motion preserving systems
  • Fracture fixation plates and rods
  • Bone screws
  • Bone cement mixing systems

ORL’s capabilities include practical expertise in test design and fixturing supported by an extensive mechanical testing facility including four axial and two axial-torsion machines. In addition, physical property determination equipment, as well as microscopic, photographic, and x-ray capabilities are in-house. A low-temperature freezer for cadaveric specimens supports an extensive hard and soft tissue dissection facility.