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As newer devices become increasingly important in the orthopedic industry, extremity and shoulder replacement implant testing has become an important part of many medical device manufacturer solutions. With a wide range of services, we are a single source provider for foot, ankle, extremity and shoulder implant device testing.

Befitlab has extensive experience with shoulder replacement and extremity implant testing, including foot, ankle, wrist, elbow, and various other small joint orthopedics. Our team of Engaged Experts performs testing in accordance with recognized ASTM standard methods, as well as custom protocols for unique or novel designs. Through in-house testing and project management, our experts can assist in every stage of testing, from feasibility studies and test design to final regulatory submission. 

Foot, Ankle and Shoulder Replacement Implant Test Methods

Our labs provide a full suite of testing services for foot, ankle, extremity and shoulder replacement implants, from mechanical testing to metallographic evaluation. Some of the methods that we offer include:

Fatigue Testing

Flex and Bend Testing

Shear Testing

Wear Testing

Particulate Analysis

Range of Motion

Feasibility Studies

Porous Coating Evaluation

Glenoid Loosening Testing

Constraint Testing

Multi-axis testing


The test standards are as follows:

Shoulder joint

Shoulder Specification

ASTM F1378: Standard Specification for Shoulder Prostheses.

Shoulder Glenoid Shear

ASTM F 1829: Standard Test Method for Static Evaluation of Glenoid Locking Mechanism in Shear.

Shoulder Glenoid Loosening 

ASTM F 2028: Standard Test Methods for Dynamic Evaluation of Glenoid Loosening or Disassociation.

Shoulder Implant Wear Test

no normative references available

Finger Joint

Finger Joint Specification

ASTM F 1781: Standard Specification for Elastomeric Flexible Hinge Finger Total Joint Implants.

Finger Joint Wear Test

No normative references available

Ankle Joint

Ankle Replacement Wear Test

No normative references available

Ankle Joint Specification

ASTM F 2665: Standard Specification for Total Ankle Replacement Prosthesis.

Elbow

Standard Specification for Total Elbow Prostheses

ASTM F 2887: Standard Specification for Total Elbow Prostheses.