ASTM International - ASTM F983-86(2000)
Standard Practice for Permanent Marking of Orthopaedic Implant Components
|Publication Date:||1 January 2000|
|ICS Code (Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics):||11.040.40|
1.1 It is common practice for orthopaedic implant manufacturers to apply permanent identification to implant components. In this regard, Practice F86 describes recommended locations and methods of marking for metallic implants.
1.2 The purpose of this standard is to (1) recommend that orthopaedic implants be permanently marked, and (2) recommend practical amounts of information that should be included in the marking. It is recognized, however, that marking is not practical in some cases (see 4.1).
1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.