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ASTM WK89869

Revision of F2759-19 Standard Guide for Assessment of the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Used in Orthopedic and Spinal Devices


The proposed revisions will:
- change the scope to no longer call out specific preclinical functional component tests for UHMWPE joint implant devices but instead point to device specific standards, examples of such tests will still be included (see 7.4)
- introduce new terms,
- harmonize some of the information in Table 3 with ASTM F648, and
- clarify the material characterization process for unaged and aged materials.


Developed by Subcommittee: F04.11

Committee: F04

Staff Manager: Kate Chalfin

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Date Initiated: 03-04-2024

Technical Contact: Leah Guenther

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