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: ISO/TC 150/SC 4 Bone and joint replacements
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