ASTM WK38566

    New Test Method for Measuring Metal Ions in Retrieved Fluid Samples from Total Joint Arthroplasty

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This method details the digestion of samples and is applicable to retrieved fluid samples for metal ion measurements via ICP-MS. 1.2 The values stated throughout the standard shall be in SI units. 1.3 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.


    Musculoskeletal joint replacement; orthopedic device; metal-on-metal hip prosthesis; metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty; modular acetabular system; cobalt-28 % chromium-6 % molybdenum alloy; metal ions

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

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    Technical Contact:
    Leslie Gilbertson


    F04.22 (15-02)

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