How to effectively conduct fatigue testing for orthopedic implants


    The constant rain and snow in winter can lead to frequent bone fracture accidents, and consequently also increase the demand for orthopedic implants. Scientific and comprehensive fatigue testing for orthopedic implants is one of the necessary steps before materials or products are launched. This can bring a wide array of benefits, such as effectively ensure the safety and reliability of implants, help enterprises obtain necessary licenses and approvals faster, respond to market demand in a timely manner, and provide better rehabilitation experiences for patients. Here’s more insight on how to effectively conduct fatigue testing for orthopedic implants, by our Applus+ Laboratories experts.

    How to understand fatigue testing for orthopedic implants?

    Fatigue testing for orthopedic implants can help evaluate the stability, durability, and other properties of implants for their long-term use. Applus+ Laboratories has the relevant accreditation required for this test, and can test orthopedic implant materials and products according to multiple testing standards such as international and domestic ISO, ASTM, YY, etc. Through testing processes such as tension, compression, torsion, and shear, the performance changes of implants under different loads and cycles are inspected and observed.

    With the rapid development of today’s medical technology, Applus+ Laboratories can also develop new testing methods for innovative products or in the absence of relevant testing standards, helping enterprises better to research and develop orthopedic implants.

    Applus+ Laboratories, fatigue testing for orthopedic implants and products

    Applus+ Laboratories can perform fatigue strength testing and pass validation on orthopedic implant products and raw materials for hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, spine, dental, and bone joint implants, covering various types of intra-articular and bone joint products.

    In addition, our experts can also evaluate the strength, resistance, durability, and aging properties of various trauma products, surgical instruments, and tissue adhesives to meet the diverse testing needs of the medical device industry.

    Applus+ Laboratories, testing capabilities for the entire supply chain

    In addition to comprehensive fatigue testing for orthopedic implants, Applus+ Laboratories can also provide other related services, such as: 

    • Wear testing, corrosion testing, contact area/pressure testing (surface pressure), simulation and strength evaluation.
    • Artificial aging, metallography (microstructure analysis, etc.), failure analysis, material and coating testing.
    • Metal ion concentration testing for various medical devices.
    • Comprehensive polyethylene particle analysis services (filtration and scanning electron microscopy analysis).
    • Mechanical & physical testing of polyethylene (crystallinity, cross-linking degree, impact performance).

    Applus+ Laboratories helps companies understand the weak links of products from multiple perspectives, improve product design, and ensure quality and stability.

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