Work Item
ASTM WK52025

New Specification for Metallic Bone Plates Used in Small Bone Fracture Fixation

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.


Bone plate, small bone fracture fixation, extremities, fingers, toes, digits, jaw, midface, upper face, cranium, upper face, lower face, mandible, static testing.


Because of the smaller size of plates used in small bone fracture fixation, this test method is intended to offer test methods that are more appropriate for small bone plates.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F04.21

Committee: F04

Staff Manager: Kathleen Chalfin

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-02-2015

Technical Contact: Joseph Turner