ASTM WK30925

    New Test Method for Wear Assessment of Articulating Total Disc Prostheses

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    1. Scope

    This guide is intended to provide guidance for wear testing of articulating total disc prostheses. Both lumbar and cervical prostheses are addressed. Wear will be assessed using a weight loss method in a testing medium as defined in the test method.

    Currently, there is one standard guide for both articulating and non-articulating standards. As the test methods being considered by the task group for F2423 are becoming more specific to each type of device, it becomes overly complicated to try to keep one standard that attempts to address all types of IVD prostheses.


    intervertebral disc, spine, motion preservation, IVD

    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:
    Bradley Estes

    Draft Under Development