Material Testing for Medical Devices for Trauma and Extremities

One of the fastest growing market segments, trauma and extremity devices can be some of the simplest and most complex devices to test. Simple devices such as bone plates and screws are subjected to routine tests such as bending and pullout. Complex devices such as reverse shoulders are subjected to more complex biaxial loading to evaluate loosening, fatigue, and fretting potential at modular junctions. Contact KMT today to discuss the latest industry trends in testing for your next shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle. Some commonly tested devices are listed below:

  • Total ankle systems
  • Bone plates and screws
  • Reverse and anatomic shoulder systems
  • Small bone systems (foot and ankle, hand plating systems)
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ASTM Standards Test Name
F382 Standard Specification and Test Method for Metallic Bone Plates
F543 Standard Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Medical Bone Screws
F564 Standard Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Bone Staples
F1264 Standard Specification and Test Methods for Intramedullary Fixation Devices
F2028 Standard Test Methods for Dynamic Evaluation of Glenoid Loosening or Disassociation
F2502 Standard Specification and Test Methods for Absorbable Plates and Screws for Internal Fixation Implants
ISO Standards Test Name
9585 Implants for surgery – Determination of bending strength and stiffness of bone plates