Standard Test Method for Constant Amplitude of Force Controlled Fatigue Testing of Acrylic Bone Cement Materials
|Publication Date:||10 September 2003|
|ICS Code (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar):||91.100.10|
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 orthopaedic bone cements based on acrylic resins, as specified in Specification F 451. 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. Furthermore, it is not the intention of this test method to directly simulate the clinical use of these materials.
A rationale is given in Appendix X1.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.