ASTM International - ASTM F1820-97
Standard Test Method for Determining the Axial Disassembly Force of a Modular Acetabular Device
|Publication Date:||10 October 1997|
1.1 This test method covers a standard methodology by which to measure the attachment strength between the modular acetabular shell and liner. Although the methodology described does not replicate physiological loading conditions, it has been described as means of comparing integrity of various locking mechanisms.
1.2 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.