This document specifies methods of determining the compressive (fracture) or the tension (disassembly) loads required, under specific laboratory conditions, to cause failure of a modular head system.
This document applies to components made of metallic and non-metallic materials, such as femoral heads of partial or total hip-joint replacements of modular construction (i.e. a head/neck conical taper connection).
This document excludes methods of examining and reporting the test specimens.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 2018-08
Edition : 2Number of pages : 11
Technical Committee:Bone and joint replacements
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