Standard Test Method for Constant Amplitude of Force Controlled Fatigue Testing of Acrylic Bone Cement Materials
|Publication Date:||1 December 2010|
This test method describes test procedures for evaluating the constant amplitude, uniaxial, tension-compression uniform fatigue performance of acrylic bone cement materials.
This test method is relevant to orthopedic bone cements based on acrylic resins, as specified in Specification F451 and ISO 16402. The procedures in this test method may or may not apply to other surgical cement materials.
It is not the intention of this test method to define levels of performance of these materials. It is not the intention of this test method to directly simulate the clinical use of these materials, but rather to allow for comparison between acrylic bone cements to evaluate fatigue behavior under specified conditions.
A rationale is given in Appendix X2.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.