DDL's Product & Materials Division has the capability to test several different types of orthopaedic implants using a bi-axial test machine. Orthopedic mechanical fatigue testing is conducted using a bi-axial tester which combines tensile and compression (pulling and pushing a test specimen) with a torque action (twisting). For the orthopaedic industry it is mainly used for fatigue or cycle testing.
Having the bi-axial tester allows DDL's Product & Materials Division to more completely address the growing need in the medical device industry to test orthopaedic implants such as, spinal, hip, joint, knee and dental implants.
Orthopaedic test standards that DDL tests include:
- ASTM F2193 - Standard Specifications and Test Methods for Components Used in the Surgical Fixation of the Spinal Skeletal System
- ASTM F1717 - Standard Test Methods for Spinal Implant Constructs in a Vertebrectomy Model
- ISO 7206-4 - Implants for surgery -- Partial and total hip joint prostheses -- Part 4: Determination of endurance properties and performance of stemmed femoral components
Orthopaedic testing can be customized for our clients and DDL’s technical experts are able to consult on a one on one basis in order to provide the best device testing solution possible for your orthopaedic implants.
Like DDL's other package and product testing services, a standard test report is issued upon completion of orthopaedic fatigue testing.
Have a question about orthopaedic testing? Please contact us or Ask our Product & Material Testing Expert about your next medical device testing, product testing, or packaging materials testing project.
You can also contact us at 800-229-4235.
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