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Unicondylar Knee Joint Replacements

A proposed new ASTM International standard will cover fatigue testing of metallic tibial traysmaybe add a phrase that explains what tibial trays are?, which are components used in partial knee joint replacement. WK45235, Practice for Cyclic Fatigue Testing of Metal Tibial Tray Components of Unicondylar Knee Joint Replacements, is being developed by Subcommittee F04.22 on Arthroplasty, part of ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. ...


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