ASTM WK45142

    New Practice for Mechanical Characterization of Spinous Process Plates

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    1. Scope

    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.


    spinous process plate; static test methods; fatigue test methods; pull-off test methods; plate dissociation test methods;

    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:
    Jonathan Peck

    Draft Under Development