ASTM F1874 - 98(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Bend Testing of Needles Used in Surgical Sutures

    Active Standard ASTM F1874 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.01


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    Significance and Use

    This test method provides a means of assessing the yield moment and maximum moment of a surgical needle.

    The needle is bent against a platform or knife edge, and it is bent at the approximate location where a pair of needle holders would grip it. This simulates the actual bending of a needle while in surgical use.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the procedure for bend testing needles used for the placement of surgical sutures.

    1.2 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1840 Terminology for Surgical Suture Needles


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.040.30 (Surgical instruments and materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F1874-98R11

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