Orthopaedic Testing

DDL's Product & Materials Division has the capability to test several different types of orthopaedic implants using a bi-axial test machine. Orthopaedic 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

View entire list of standards used for orthopaedic testing >>

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 call us at 1-800-229-4235.

DDL's Testing Locations

DDL’s testing laboratories are located in Eden Prairie, MN and Fountain Valley, CA. Learn more about the different testing services provided at each location.

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