This test method covers the materials and methods to assess the ability of intervertebral body fusion devices and their associated instruments to withstand intra-operative impaction forces.
KeywordsCage, IBFD, Fracture, Insertion
This standard will provide a test method for manufacturers to assess the ability of their intervertebral body fusion device/inserter instrument assembly to withstand expected impact loading often applied during surgical implantation. Numerous adverse events reporting cage/instrument fracture during surgical implantation have been reported in this device area. The method will provide an ability to compare performance between intervertebral body fusion device/instrument designs.
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