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This specification covers the requirements for silicone elastomer implants used in facial surgery, that is, chin, nasal, malar, and ear implants. The primary material of construction shall be fully vulcanized silicone elastomer. Implants may have orientation means or sites of attached fixation materials, or both. Different tests shall be conducted in order to determine the following properties of elastomers: elongation at failure, tensile strength, modulus, and tear.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for silicone elastomer implants used in facial surgery (that is, chin, nasal, malar, and ear implants).
1.2 Limitations—This specification does not cover implants containing silicone gels or other gels or liquids. It does not necessarily cover any custom-fabricated prosthesis manufactured to any other specification.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the mechanical testing and test methods portion, Section , of this specification: 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.
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
F604 Specification for Silicone Elastomers Used in Medical Applications
F748 Practice for Selecting Generic Biological Test Methods for Materials and Devices
F981 Practice for Assessment of Compatibility of Biomaterials for Surgical Implants with Respect to Effect of Materials on Muscle and Bone
F1251 Terminology Relating to Polymeric Biomaterials in Medical and Surgical Devices
Other DocumentsDowCorningCorporate Test Method--CTM 0930--Adhesion--OneHundred Eighty Degree Shear--Thin Elastometric Substrates Available from Dow Corning Corp., P.O. Box 994, Midland, MI 48686-0994.
ICS Number Code 11.040.40 (Implants for surgery, prothetics and orthotics)
ASTM F881-94(2014), Standard Specification for Silicone Elastomer Facial Implants, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top