ASTM WK28559

    Work Item: ASTM WK28559 - New Guide for Assessment of Hard-on-Hard Total Hip Replacement Devices

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F04.22 | Committee F04 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers materials and design recommendations and general test methods for the chemical, mechanical, and preclinical assessment of implantable devices with metal-on-metal or ceramic-on-ceramic articulations intended to replace a hip joint. This guide covers Total Hip Arthroplasty devices with stems that extend or fix within the intramedullary canal and surface replacement systems. Such devices shall have articulating components manufactured from cobalt-28% chromium-6% molybdenum (Co28Cr6Mo) alloy (ASTM F 75, ASTM F 799, or ASTM F 1537) or high purity alumina (ISO 6474-1) or alumina matrix composite ceramics (ISO 6474-2)


    metal on metal, wear, fatigue, total hip replacement

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Leslie Gilbertson

    Draft Under Development