ASTM International - ASTM F2118-01
Test Method for Constant Amplitude of Force Controlled Fatigue Testing of Acrylic Bone Cement Materials
|Publication Date:||10 October 2001|
|ICS Code (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar):||91.100.10|
1.1 This standard describes test procedures for evaluating the constant amplitude, uniaxial, tension-compression uniform fatigue performance of acrylic bone cement materials.
1.2 This standard is relevant to orthopaedic bone cements based on acrylic resins, as specified in Specification F451. The procedures in this guide may or may not apply to other surgical cement materials.
1.3 It is not the intention of this standard to define levels of performance of these materials. Furthermore, it is not the intention of this standard to directly simulate the clinical use of these materials.
1.4 A rationale is given in Appendix X1.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.