The test methods cover the materials and methods for static and fatigue testing of spinous process plates. Spinous process plates consist of two parallel plates that clamp around adjacent spinous processes and affix to the bone with spikes. The test methods are intended to provide a basis for mechanical comparison among past, present, and future spinous process plate designs.
Keywordsspinous process plate; static test methods; fatigue test methods; pull-off test methods; plate dissociation test methods;
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