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1.1 This practice provides a description of surface characteristics, methods of surface preparation, and methods of marking for metallic surgical implants. Marking nomenclature is not specified in this practice. Surface requirements and marking methods included in the implant specification shall take precedence over requirements listed in this practice, where appropriate.
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