Standard Test Method for Measuring Load Induced Subsidence of an Intervertebral Body Fusion Device Under Static Axial Compression
|Publication Date:||10 August 2003|
|ICS Code (Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics):||11.040.40|
This test method specifies the materials and methods for the axial compressive subsidence testing of non-biologic intervertebral body fusion devices, spinal implants designed to promote arthrodesis at a given spinal motion segment.
This test method is intended to provide a basis for the mechanical comparison among past, present, and future non-biologic intervertebral body fusion devices. This test method allows comparison of intervertebral body fusion devices with different intended spinal locations and methods of application to the intradiscal spaces. This test method is intended to enable the user to mechanically compare intervertebral body fusion devices and does not purport to provide performance standards for intervertebral body fusion devices.
This test method describes a static test method by specifying a load type and a specific method of applying this load. This test is designed to allow for the comparative evaluation of intervertebral body fusion devices.
Guidelines are established for measuring test block deformation and determining the subsidence of intervertebral body fusion devices.
Units - The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard with the exception of angular measurements, which may be reported in terms of either degrees or radians.
Since some intervertebral body fusion devices require the use of additional implants for stabilization, the testing of these types of implants may not be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommended usage.
The use of this standard may involve the operation of potentially hazardous equipment. 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.