Standard Test Method for Evaluating Mobile Bearing Knee Tibial Baseplate/Bearing Resistance to Dynamic Disassociation
|Publication Date:||1 February 2013|
|ICS Code (Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics):||11.040.40|
This test method describes a laboratory method for evaluating the potential for mobile bearing knee tibial baseplate/bearing disassociation under repeated forces.
The test described is applicable to any bicompartmental mobile bearing knee with a bearing retention mechanism.With modification, the test can be applied to a unicompartmental mobile bearing knee with a bearing retention mechanism.
Although the methodology described does not replicate all physiological force conditions, it is a means of in vitro comparison of mobile bearing knee designs and the strength of the bearing retention mechanism between the tibial baseplate and bearing components under the stated test conditions.
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.