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This specification provides requirements for materials, finish and marking, care and handling, and the acceptable dimensions and tolerances for metallic bone screws that are implanted into bone. There are a large variety of medical bone screws currently in use, the following type of screws are used: type HA - spherical undersurface of head, shallow, asymmetrical buttress thread, and deep screw head, type HB - spherical undersurface of head, deep, asymmetrical buttress thread, and shallow screw head, type HC - conical undersurface of head, symmetrical thread, and type HD - conical undersurface of head, symmetrical thread. The torsional strength, breaking angle, axial pullout strength, insertion torque, self-tapping force, and removal torque shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.This specification covers the requirements for silicone gel-filled and saline-inflatable silicone gel-filled implantable breast prostheses intended for use in surgical reconstruction, augmentation, or replacement of the breast. Breast prosthesis are classified into three types: type I breast prosthesis, n - implantable breast prosthesis containing a single lumen containing a fixed amount of silicone gel, Type II breast prosthesis, n - implantable breast prosthesis comprised of two complete lumens, one inside the other, and type III breast prosthesis, n - implantable breast prosthesis comprised of two complete lumens, one inside the other. Elongation, breaking strength, tensile set, critical fused or adhered joints, shell rupture, and shell leakage shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed. Gel cohesion, gel bleeding, and gel penetration shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for silicone gel-filled and saline-inflatable silicone gel-filled implantable breast prostheses intended for use in surgical reconstruction, augmentation, or replacement of the breast.
1.2 Limitations—This specification does not cover custom fabricated implantable breast prostheses.
1.3 Single-use saline-inflatable, smooth, and textured silicone shell implantable breast prostheses are addressed in Specification .
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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 ElastomersTension
D1349 Practice for RubberStandard Conditions for Testing
F748 Practice for Selecting Generic Biological Test Methods for Materials and Devices
F1251 Terminology Relating to Polymeric Biomaterials in Medical and Surgical Devices
F2038 Guide for Silicone Elastomers, Gels, and Foams Used in Medical Applications Part IFormulations and Uncured Materials
F2042 Guide for Silicone Elastomers, Gels, and Foams Used in Medical Applications Part IICrosslinking and Fabrication
F2051 Specification for Implantable Saline Filled Breast Prosthesis
UNSPSC Code 42295500(Surgical implants and expanders and extenders and surgical wires and related products)
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ASTM F703-18, Standard Specification for Implantable Breast Prostheses, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top