Work Item
ASTM WK51649

New Test Method for Fatigue Testing of Total Knee Femoral Components under Closing Conditions

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the development of standardized nomenclature and definitions of terms, test methods, recommended practices, guides, specifications and performance standards for medical and surgical materials and devices. The Committee will encourage research in this field and sponsor symposia, workshops and publications to facilitate the development of such standards. The Committee will promote liaison with other ASTM Committees and other organizations with mutual interests.

Keywords

total knee femoral component; total knee replacement; TKR; total knee arthroplasty; TKA; finite element analysis; FEA; fatigue

Rationale

While rare in occurrence, fractures of knee replacement femoral components have been clinically observed. This test method allows the user to replicate loading conditions that can lead to one type of clinically observed fracture under closing-style loading conditions.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: F04.22

Committee: F04

Staff Manager: Kathleen Chalfin

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-01-2015

Technical Contact: John Goode

Item: 047

Ballot: F04 (16-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F04.22 (15-04)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F04.22 (16-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 013

Ballot: F04 (19-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F04 (20-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 005

Ballot: F04 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 012

Ballot: COS (22-02)

Status: Ballot Item Approved

Item: 005

Ballot: F04 (21-12)

Status: Ballot Item Approved