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5.1 This test method is intended to investigate the resistance of a glenoid component to loosening. Glenoid loosening is the most common clinical complication in total shoulder arthroplasty (see X1.1). The method assumes that loosening occurs because of edge loading, often called the rocking-horse phenomenon.
1.1 These test methods measure how much a prosthetic glenoid component rocks or pivots following cyclic displacement of the humeral head to opposing glenoid rims (for example, superior-inferior or anterior-posterior). Performance is judged by the tensile displacement opposite each loaded rim after dynamic rocking.
1.2 The same setup can be used to test the locking mechanism of modular glenoid components, for example, for disassociation.
1.3 These test methods cover shoulder replacement designs with monolithic or modular glenoid components for cemented fixation.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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