Internal fixation offers an ideal alternative to traditional casts and splints.  the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)  ranked “internal fixation” among the top significant treatment advances of the 20th century.

Medical bone plates and screws are used  for a variety of trauma conditions and disorders. 

Orthotek provides testing services up to ASTM and ISO standards as well as client demands.

Screws & Plates

Angled Fracture Device Test

ASTM F 384: Standard Specifications and Test Methods for Metallic Angled Orthopedic Fracture Fixation Devices.

Bone Screws Test

ASTM F 543: Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Medical Bone Screws.

External Devices Test

ASTM F 1541: Standard Specification and Test Methods for External Skeletal Fixation Devices.

Plate Fretting Test

ASTM F 897: Standard Test Method for Measuring Fretting Corrosion of Osteosynthesis Plates and Screws.

Plate Bending Test

ASTM F 382: Standard Specification and Test Method for Metallic Bone Plates.

ISO 9585: Determination of bending strength and stiffness of bone plates.

Intramedullary Rods Test

ASTM F 383: Standard Practice for Static Bend and Torsion Testing of Intramedullary Rods.
ASTM F 1264: Standard Specification and Test Methods for Intramedullary Fixation Devices.
ISO 15142: Metal intramedullary nailing systems part 1-3.

Staples Test

ASTM F 564: Standard Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Bone Staples.

Cables Test

ASTM F 2180: Standard Specification for Metallic Implantable Strands and Cables .

Bioresorbable Plates and Screws

ASTM F2502: Standard Specification and Test Methods for Bioabsorbable Plates and Screws for Internal Fixation Implants. 

Other Joint Implants
Hip & Knee Implants
Spinal Implants
Failure Analysis
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